Bumbleride Strollers Recalled For Fall Hazard

Bumbleride Strollers are being recalled for fall hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced.

The defective, recalled Bumbleride Indie & Indie Twin Strollers were manufactured in Taiwan; imported by Bumbleride Inc., of San Diego, California; and sold at Buy Buy Baby and other baby product stores nationwide, online at Bumbleride.com, and other online retailers, between January 2009 and January 2012 for $500 and $700.

About 28,000 were sold in the United States; an additional 2,700 were sold in Canada.

The front wheel of the Bumbleride Indie & Indie Twin Strollers can break at the axle hub, causing the stroller to tip and posing a fall hazard. To date, there have been 36 incidents of the front wheel cracking, including two reports of the stroller tipping, which resulted in minor injuries.

The recalled Bumbleride Indie Strollers are model numbers I-107, I-110 and I-205 with a Date of Manufacture (DOM) from January 2009 through August 2011, and which sold in multiple colors. The DOM is located on a white rectangular sticker affixed to the side of the seat frame.

The recalled Bumbleride Indie Twin strollers are model numbers IT-108, IT-111, and IT-305 with a DOM from January 2009 through August 2011 and were sold in multiple colors. The DOM is located on a white rectangular sticker affixed to the underside of the handle.

The firm is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled Bumbleride Indie & Indie Twin Strollers and contact Bumbleride to receive a free front wheel retrofit kit. Bumbleride can be reached at its website at www.support.bumbleride.com; by email at support@bumbleride.com; or by telephone, toll-free, at 1.800.530.3930 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Pacific Time (PT), Monday through Friday.

Bumbleride also alerts consumers that to avoid the risk of strangulation to children, owners of Indie models (I-110, I-205) and Indie Twin models (IT-111, IT-305) with an adjustable bumper bar should never set the bar in the intermediate (car seat) position when a child is seated in the stroller. For more information, visit www.bumbleride.com/updates or call 1.800.530.3930.

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