Sycamore Kids Inc. Expands Recall Again of Mountain Buggy Jogging Strollers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 25, 2006
Release #06-148
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 524-8805
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Sycamore Kids Inc. Expands Recall Again of Mountain Buggy Jogging Strollers

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

 

Note: This expansion of the Sycamore Kids Inc. jogging strollers recall announced July 2005 and November 2005 involve units previously repaired under earlier recall announcements.

 

Name of Product: Mountain Buggy Urban Single and Urban Double, Breeze Strollers

Units: About 4,000

Distributor: Sycamore Kids Inc., of Fort Collins, Colo.

Hazard: The handlebar can crack or break causing the handlebar to detach while in use, posing a risk of injury to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Sycamore Kids has received 49 reports of the handlebars either cracking or breaking when the stroller was pulled up or taken down stairs. This resulted in five reports of bruises and scrapes.

Description: The recalled strollers have a metal frame and a cloth seat with a sun canopy. The strollers were sold in a variety of colors including: midnight blue, navy, red, black, silver and orange. A metal plate above the footrest shows the Mountain Buggy logo with "Mountain Buggy," and "Urban," or "Breeze" written underneath on the metal plate. The recalled Mountain Buggy Urban Single strollers have item number U1204-002, and serial numbers between 000000 and 015276. The recalled Mountain Buggy Urban Double strollers have item number U2204-002, and serial numbers between 000000 and 009221. The recalled Mountain Buggy Breeze strollers have item number B1204-001, and serial numbers between 000000 and 000191. The serial number and model number are on the back of the metal plate.

Sold at: Juvenile furniture retailers and baby product stores and Web retailers nationwide from December 2004 through September 2005 for between $400 and $640.

Manufactured In: New Zealand

Remedy: Contact Sycamore Kids to find an authorized repair center to receive a free replacement handlebar ratchet.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sycamore Kids Inc. toll-free at (866) 524-8805 anytime, or write to support@mountainbuggyusa.com This recall information also can be found on the firm's Web site at www.mountainbuggyusa.com

 

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