Note: This recall has been reannounced.
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14, 2005
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 524-8805
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.
Name of Product: Mountain Buggy Urban Single and Urban Double Jogging Strollers
Units: About 2,200
Distributor: Sycamore Kids Inc., of Fort Collins, Colo.
Hazard: The handlebar can crack or break causing the handlebar to possibly detach while in use, posing a risk of injury to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Sycamore has received 10 reports of handlebar either cracking or breaking when the stroller was pulled up or taken down stairs. No injuries were reported.
Description: The recalled strollers have a metal frame and a cloth seat with a sun canopy. The strollers were sold in a variety of solid colors, including navy, red, black, silver and orange. A metal plate above the footrest shows the Mountain Buggy logo with "Mountain Buggy" written underneath. "URBAN" also is written on the metal plates. The recalled Mountain Buggy Urban Single strollers have item number U1204-002, and serial numbers between 000000 and 0003342. The recalled Mountain Buggy Urban Double strollers have item number U2204-002, and serial numbers between 000000 and 006957. The serial number and model number are on the back of the metal plate.
Sold by: Baby furniture and baby product stores nationwide and Web retailers from December 2004 through July 2005 for between $400 and $600.
Manufactured in: New Zealand
Remedy: Contact Sycamore Kids to find an authorized repair center to receive a free replacement handlebar ratchet.
Consumer Contact: Call Sycamore Kids Inc. toll-free at (866) 524-8805 anytime, or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. This recall information also can be found on the firm's Web site at www.mountainbuggyusa.com
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