On July 23, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of about 79,000 UPPAbaby strollers in the U.S. and Canada because the foam covering of the bumper bar could pose a choking hazard.
The recall includes the UPPAbaby 2015 CRUZ and 2015 VISTA strollers and 2015 RumbleSeats. The child can bite off and choke on the foam covering of the bumper bar.
UPPAbaby, of Hingham, Mass., has 22 reports of children biting off a piece of the bumper bar foam. To date, no injuries have been reported.
This recall includes 2015 CRUZ and 2015 VISTA strollers and 2015 RumbleSeats. 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 RumbleSeat is a separate seat 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. The RumbleSeat comes in various colors and allows the child to ride rear facing, forward facing or reclined. All of the strollers and RumbleSeats have a foam bumper bar across the middle for the child to hold.
The full list of CRUZ and VISTA strollers included in the recall, with the model and serial numbers, can be found in the recall announcement on the CPSC web site. The strollers and RumbleSeats were manufactured in China and were sold nationwide at BuyBuy Baby and other juvenile product retailers and online at Amazon.com from December 2014, through July 2015. The CRUZ stroller cost about $500, the VISTA $860, and the RumbleSeat about $170.
The CPSC says consumers should immediately remove the bumper bar on the recalled strollers and RumbleSeats and contact UPPAbaby to receive a free bumper bar cover and warning label. Contact UPPAbaby customer service toll-free at (844) 540-8694 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or by email at [email protected].