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THE NATION | IN BRIEF / WASHINGTON, D.C.

115,000 Strollers Recalled After Injuries

August 10, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

Kolcraft Enterprises Inc. of Chicago is recalling about 115,000 LiteSport strollers that can suddenly collapse and hurt babies, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced.

Locking mechanisms on either side of the stroller can break, causing the stroller to collapse. The company has received 22 reports of injuries to children, including cuts, scrapes and bruises to children's faces and limbs. Consumers reported the mechanism breaking on 124 strollers; in 31 cases, the stroller collapsed.

Stores sold the strollers from December 1997 to December 2000. Consumers are asked to stop using these strollers and call Kolcraft to receive a free repair kit at (800) 922-2130.

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