Products manufactured and designed with a disregard to safety controls may inadvertently cause extensive injury to young children, says Alabama liability attorney Keith T. Belt .
About 28,000 Bumbleride Indie & Indie Twin Strollers (an additional 2,700 were sold in Canada) were manufactured in Taiwan and have been recalled by Bumbleride Inc., of San Diego, Calif. The front wheel can break at the axle hub, causing the stroller to tip and posing a fall hazard. Todate there have been 36 incidents of the front wheel cracking, including two reports of the stroller tipping over resulting in minor injuries. These strollers were 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.
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.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Bumbleride to receive a free front wheel retrofit kit or can obtain additional information by visiting the firm’s website at www.support.bumbleride.com or contact Bumbleride at email@example.com or at (800) 530-3930 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.