Big stroller recall from Bumbleride today! The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Bumbleride have recalled approximately 30,700 Bumbleride Indie & Indie Twin Strollers. Around 28,000 were recalled in the USA and an additional 2,700 in Canada.
The reason for the recall: The front wheel can break at the axle hub, causing the stroller to tip and posing a fall hazard.
So far there have been 36 incidents of the front wheel cracking, including two reports of the stroller tipping over resulting in minor injuries.
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.
Both the Indie and Indie Twin strollers were sold through 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.
If you own a stroller or know someone who does, please stop using it and contact Bumbleride to receive a free front wheel retrofit kit.
For additional information, visit the firm’s website at www.support.bumbleride.com or contact Bumbleride at [email protected] or at (800) 530-3930 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
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.