As parents are well aware, small children put everything into their mouths.
That’s why it’s imperative to take choking hazards very seriously.
With this in mind, we would like to share an important safety recall involving
UPPAbaby 2015 CRUZ and 2015 VISTA strollers, as well as the 2015 RumbleSeat.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the bumper
bar on the strollers poses a choking hazard when a child bites the bumper
bar and removes a piece of the foam covering. UPPABaby has received 22
reports of children biting off a piece of the bumper bar foam. Thankfully,
no choking incidents have been reported.
The recall impacts approximately 71,000 UPPAbaby products that were sold
at BuyBuy Baby and other juvenile product retailers nationwide and online
at Amazon.com from December 2014 through July 2015. The recalled strollers
and rumbleseat are described as follows:
The CRUZ strollers have an aluminum alloy grey or black frame with a black
fabric toddler seat with a colored fabric sunshade canopy and a black
basket under the seat. The UPPAbaby name and logo are printed on the side
of the canopy and “CRUZ” is printed in white lettering on
the handlebars of the stroller. The VISTA strollers have grey or black
aluminum frames, colored sunshade canopy and are made to hold one, two
or up to three children. VISTA is printed in white lettering on the handlebars
of the stroller and UPPAbaby is printed across the bottom diagonal rail
of the stroller frame next to a black, fabric basket. The specific model
and serial numbers included in the recall can be
found on the CPSC website.
The RumbleSeat is a separate seat attachment that can be attached to the
stroller frame. RumbleSeats have manufacture dates stamped on the bottom
of the seat from September 2014 through May 2015. All of the strollers
and RumbleSeats have a foam bumper bar across the middle of the product
for the child to hold.
Given the risks, parents and caregivers are advised to immediately remove
and stop using the bumper bar on these recalled strollers and RumbleSeats
and contact the firm to receive a free bumper bar cover and warning label.