UPPAbaby Recalls Strollers and RumbleSeats Due to Choking Hazard

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–July 24, 2015

  • UPPAbaby CRUZ Stroller
    UPPAbaby CRUZ Stroller

Recall Summary

Name of product:  UPPAbaby 2015 CRUZ , 2015 VISTA strollers and 2015 RumbleSeat

Hazard:  The strollers’ and RumbleSeats’ bumper bar poses a choking hazard when a child bites the bumper bar and removes a piece of the foam covering.

Consumer Contact:  UPPAbaby customer service toll-free at (844) 540-8694 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email [email protected] or online at www.UPPAbaby.com and click on Safety Notice on the lower right hand corner of the page for more information.

Recall Details

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Units:  About 71,000 (in addition, 8,000 were sold in Canada)

Description:  This recall involves 2015 CRUZ and 2015 VISTA strollers and 2015 RumbleSeat. 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 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. 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 of the product for the child to hold. The CRUZ and VISTA strollers with the following model and serial numbers are included in the recall:

The 2015 CRUZ strollers have model number 0181 and the following serial number printed on a sticker with a barcode on the lower right frame of the stroller.

CRZ0415018100001

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CRZ0415018100738

CRZ0415018100739

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CRZ0415018101284

CRZ0515018101285

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CRZ0515018101824

CRZ0714018100001

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CRZ0714018101441

CRZ0814018102464

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CRZ0814018102983

CRZ0814018100001

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CRZ0814018100521

CRZ0814018103764

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CRZ0814018104024

CRZ0814018103504

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CRZ0814018103763

CRZ0814018103244

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CRZ0814018103503

CRZ0914018104905

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CRZ0914018105353

CRZ0914018104617

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CRZ0914018104760

CRZ0914018104025

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CRZ0914018104184

CRZ0914018104185

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CRZ0914018104328

CRZ0914018104761

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CRZ0914018104904

CRZ0914018104329

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CRZ0914018104472

CRZ1014018106646

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CRZ1014018109347

CRZ1114018109348

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CRZ1114018112151

CRZ1114018114244

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CRZ1114018115495

CRZ1114018112242

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CRZ1114018114243

CRZ1214018115496

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CRZ1214018117465

The 2015 VISTA strollers have model number 0101 printed on a sticker on the lower crossbar frame. The 2015 VISTA strollers also have the following serial number printed on a sticker with a barcode below the rear axle of the stroller frame on the left.

VIS0315010103097

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VIS0315010103696

VIS0315010104435

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VIS0315010105310

VIS0315010106433

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VIS0315010107416

VIS0814010100001

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VIS0814010101261

VIS0814010100001

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VIS0814010100631

VIS0914010101894

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VIS0914010102525

VIS0914010102526

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VIS0914010103155

VIS0914010103156

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VIS0914010103785

VIS1014010103786

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VIS1014010104417

VIS1014010105048

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VIS1014010105677

VIS1014010104418

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VIS1014010105047

VIS1014010112494

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VIS1014010112973

VIS1014010111598

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VIS1014010111864

VIS1014010107220

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VIS1014010111063

VIS1014010111865

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VIS1014010112133

VIS1014010111064

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VIS1014010111330

VIS1014010112134

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VIS1014010112493

VIS1014010111331

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VIS1014010111597

VIS1014010105678

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VIS1014010107219

VIS1114010112974

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VIS1114010114205

VIS1114010114206

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VIS1114010121671

VIS1114010121672

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VIS1114010124381

VIS1114010124382

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VIS1214010127183

VIS1214010127184

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VIS1214010129685

Incidents/Injuries:  UPPAbaby has received 22 reports of children biting off a piece of the bumper bar foam. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy:  Consumers should 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.

Sold at:  BuyBuy Baby and other juvenile product retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com from December 2014 through July 2015 for about $500 for the CRUZ stroller, $860 for the VISTA stroller and $170 for the RumbleSeat.

Importer(s):  UPPAbaby, of Hingham, Mass.

Manufactured in:  China

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