Recalls this week: Strollers, infant bath seats

Associated Press

Published: Friday, June 21 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

A Jeep Liberty Stroller is seen in an undated photo provided by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. A recall of the stroller by Kolcraft was issued Wednesday, June 19, 2013 due to a projectile hazard; he inner tube of the tire on the stroller can rupture causing the wheel rim to fracture and fly off as a projectile, posing a risk of bodily injury and property damage.

Consumer Product Safety Commission, Associated Press

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A line of strollers with tires that can rupture and turn the wheel rim into a dangerous projectile are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include several types of baby bath seats that fail to meet safety standards and pose a drowning hazard.

Here's a more detailed look:


DETAILS: Jeep Liberty strollers with model numbers starting with JL031, JL032, JL034, JL035, or JL036 manufactured between June 2010 and September 2011. The model number and date of manufacture are printed on a white tag on the rear upper center of each seatback pad. The three-wheeled strollers were sold in different color fabric combinations with a metal black and silver frame including: green seat and canopy, gray seat and canopy with a teal blue stripe across the center of the canopy; orange seat and canopy with a tan stripe; tan seat and canopy with yellow stripe across the center top of the canopy; and tan seat and canopy with an orange canopy rim. "Jeep" is printed on the side of the stroller and on the front of the stroller tray. There is a plastic red toy steering wheel, ignition key and orange shift lever mounted on a yellow base attached to the stroller tray. They were sold from June 2010 through June 2013.

Stroller wheels with a gray triangle located on the rim at the valve stem are not included in this recall.

WHY: The inner tube of the tire on the stroller can rupture, causing the wheel rim to fracture and fly off as a projectile, posing a risk of injury and property damage.

INCIDENTS: Kolcraft and the CPSC have received 39 reports of inner tube ruptures causing the wheel rim to fracture and fly off. Of these, 18 included reports of injury, with 14 occurring while filling the tire with air by adult caregivers. Two children received cuts to their chin or leg while standing near the stroller and 16 adults received cuts and bruises to their arms, legs, stomach, or head/face. Two of the reports included property damage.

HOW MANY: About 96,000 in U.S. and about 510 in Canada

FOR MORE: Call Kolcraft at 800-453-7673 or visit www.Kolcraft.com then click Safety Notifications for more information.


DETAILS: Idea baby brand infant bath seats for children 5 months to 10 months old. The seat is made of pink or blue plastic and has four suction cups on the bottom. An oval-shaped arm rail runs from the seat back and connects two side posts and the seat front post. Two star-shaped spinning toys are on the front of the seat rail above the front post. Between the two spinning toys is a round, inset plastic disc with the words "www.ideababy.com," ''Idea Baby" and "Made in Italy." They were sold at Buy Buy Baby and Bed Bath & Beyond stores and online at buybuybaby.com and bedbathbeyond.com from September 2012 through April 2013.

WHY: The bath seats fail to meet federal safety standards, including the requirements for stability. Specifically, the bath seats can tip over, posing a risk of drowning to babies.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 34,000.

FOR MORE: Call Buy Buy Baby at 877-328-9222 or visit www.buybuybabycom or www.bedbathandbeyond.com, then click on Safety and Recalls at the bottom of the homepage of either site for more information.


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