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Popular Stroller Poses Choking Hazard

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.