Many baby stroller recalls result from risk of injury to the child riding in the carriage. A recent recall, however, stemmed from an injury caused to a child outside of the stroller. On September 1, UPPAbaby recalled its RIDGE jogging strollers after a brake sliced off the tip of a non-occupant child’s finger. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), children not in the stroller can get their fingers caught in the rear disc brakes, potentially causing laceration or amputation.
UPPAbaby Stroller Recall Details
The UPPAbaby recall involved about 14,400 all-terrain RIDGE jogging strollers, which feature a disc hand brake system. The brand UPPAbaby appears on the front of the stroller, RIDGE appears on the side of the frame, and the model number “1401-RDG-US” appears on the left side of the frame above the rear wheel. The strollers have a black frame, black tires, and a fabric color scheme in white, charcoal, or slate blue.
The strollers were sold from October 2021 to August 2022 at BuyBuyBaby, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Pottery Barn Kids, and other stores nationwide, as well as online at Amazon.com. According to the CPSC, consumers should stop using the recalled strollers immediately and contact UPPAbaby for free replacement brake discs.
In a separate recall in 2015, UPPABaby recalled its CRUZ and VISTA strollers after receiving reports of children biting off chunks of the foam bumper bar, posing a potential choking hazard.
Other Recent Baby Stroller Recalls
In addition to the 2022 UPPAbaby stroller recall, several other companies have issued baby stroller recalls in the past couple of years.
- February 2022 – Valco Baby recalled nearly 1,300 Snap Duo Trend Strollers due to a fall hazard. The recall occurred after the company received over 200 reports of front wheels cracking or breaking while in use, potentially causing the strollers to fall unexpectedly and posing an injury risk to children riding in the stroller.
- October 2021 – Joovy recalled over 9,200 Zoom 360 Ultralight jogging strollers because the unit’s front wheel bearing can fail or detach, creating a fall and injury hazard.
- May 2021 – Ergobaby recalled about 2,800 METROUS strollers due to a choking hazard. The button on some buckles that release the harness can break off, posing a risk that young children could choke.
Defective Baby Stroller Lawyers in Boston
Faulty baby products can cause all sorts of injuries, from minor bumps and bruises to severe brain damage and even death. If your child has been seriously injured by a defective stroller, an experienced personal injury attorney can help protect your rights.
The skilled defective baby products lawyers at Altman & Altman LLP can evaluate your case to see if you qualify for financial compensation. In our five decades of experience representing people injured by dangerous products, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. And since we work on a contingency basis, we don’t get paid unless you do. So contact our experienced Boston attorneys today for a free consultation on your defective baby stroller injury case.