The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of approximately 28,000 strollers, as the front wheel can break at the axle hub, causing the stroller to tip and pose a fall hazard. The affected strollers are the Bumbleride Indie and Indie Twin strollers.
Manufactured in Taiwan, the recalled Bumbleride Indie strollers are model numbers I-107, I-110 and I-205 with a manufacture date from January 2009 through August 2011. The recalled Bumbleride Indie Twin strollers are model numbers IT-108, IT-111, and IT-305 with a manufacture date from January 2009 through August 2011. The date of manufacture can be found on a white rectangular sticker affixed to the side of the stroller seat frame.
The strollers came in multiple colors, and were sold at Buy Buy Baby and other baby product stores nationwide, as well as online at Bumbleride.com and other online retailers, between January 2009 and January 2012. The strollers sold for between $500 and $700.
There have been 36 incidents of the front wheel cracking, two of which included the stroller tipping over causing in minor injuries.
Baby strollers seem to have a lot of problems. I don’t get it, can’t anybody make a safe stroller?