Recall: Bumbleride Indie & Indie Twin Strollers
On 2012-02-03, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Bumbleride Indie & Indie Twin Strollers due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2009 for about $500 to $700.
About 30,000 units are involved in this Bumbleride stroller recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Strollers category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 60 similar recalls,
involving about 13 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 530-3930
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What is the problem?
The front wheel can break at the axle hub, causing the stroller to tip and posing a fall hazard.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled Bumbleride Indie strollers are model numbers I-107, I-110 and I-205 with a DOM (Date of Manufacture) from January 2009 through August 2011 sold in multiple colors. The DOM (Date of Manufacture) can be found 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 (Date of Manufacture) from January 2009 through August 2011 sold in multiple colors. The DOM (Date of Manufacture) can be found on a white rectangular sticker affixed to the underside of the handle.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is avaialble at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1520
These items were sold new+ 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 between $500 and $700.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Bumbleride to receive a free front wheel retrofit kit.
Consumer Alert: 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 http://www.bumbleride.com/updates/?p=2175 or call (800)530-3930.
For additional information, visit the firm's website at www.support.bumbleride.com or contact Bumbleride at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (800)530-3930 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
There have been 36 incidents of the front wheel cracking, including two reports of the stroller tipping over resulting in minor injuries.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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