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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bumbleride Recalls Indie & Indie Twin Strollers Due to Fall Hazard

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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 support@bumbleride.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, visithttp://www.bumbleride.com/updates/?p=2175 or call (800) 530-3930.
Picture of Recalled Stroller    Picture of Recalled Twin Stroller

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product onwww.saferproducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: www.saferproducts.gov, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

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