Kelty Issues Voluntary Recall of Certain Strollers

If you’re a proud parent who owns a Kelty swivel wheel stroller, take note: the company has issued a voluntary recall of its swivel wheel stroller due to occasional owners improperly installing the front wheel…


“At Kelty, our primary concern is the safety of our customers,” says Brett Jordan, Kelty CEO. “We go to great lengths to make sure all of our products are built to the most exacting standards for comfort, performance, and above all, safety. That’s why, once we discovered that some customers may not be installing the front wheel correctly, we enacted this voluntary recall to make sure anyone who has purchased one of our strollers will be able to get updated assembly instructions. These updated instructions will help Kelty swivel wheel stroller owners properly install the front wheel, keeping it from coming loose. The properly assembled swivel wheel stroller is perfectly safe for walking and running.”

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Kelty, recently announced the voluntary recall, advising consumers to stop using the recalled product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Kelty Single and Double Jogging Strollers

Units: About 3,000

Importer: Kelty, of Boulder, Colo., a division of American Recreation Products

Hazard: The front wheel can come loose during use and cause the stroller to tip over, posing a fall and injury hazard to children in the stroller and adults pushing the stroller.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been three reported incidents with these recalled strollers, including cuts, scrapes and fractured bones to adults, and minor cuts and scrapes to children.

Description: This recall involves Kelty Speedster Swivel Deluxe single jogging strollers and Swivel Deuce double jogging strollers. The strollers have an aluminum frame and a cloth seat with a canopy. They were sold in color combinations blue/gray and orange/gray. “Kelty Kids” is embroidered on the front of the stroller in the child’s leg area. The following model numbers are included in this recall. The model number and stroller name are printed on a tag inside the stroller’s seat area.

Kelty Swivel Deluxe (single jogging stroller) Model Numbers: 20090116, 20090116B, 20650411BLU, 20650411CU
Kelty Swivel Deuce (double jogging stroller) Model Numbers: 20090216, 20650611

Sold at: Juvenile product stores and sporting goods stores nationwide and by Web retailers, including www.kelty.com, from January 2010 through February 2012 for between $375 and $475.

Manufactured in: Philippines

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Kelty to receive free updated assembly and maintenance instructions.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kelty toll-free at (866) 349-7225 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. MT, or visit the firm’s website at www.kelty.com

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