|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 3, 2012
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 530-3930
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Bumbleride Recalls Indie & Indie Twin Strollers Due to Fall Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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.
Name of Product: Bumbleride Indie & Indie Twin Strollers
Units: About 28,000 (an additional 2,700 were sold in Canada)
Importer: Bumbleride Inc., of San Diego, Calif.
Hazard: The front wheel can break at the axle hub, causing the stroller to tip and posing a fall hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been 36 incidents of the front wheel cracking, including two reports of the stroller tipping over resulting in minor injuries.
Description: 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.
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 between $500 and $700.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Bumbleride to receive a free front wheel retrofit kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, visit the firm’s website at www.support.bumbleride.com or contact Bumbleride at email@example.com or at (800) 530-3930 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1520
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.
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