Bumbleride Strollers and Carter's Baby Clothes Recalled
Two products for infants have been recalled by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission: Bumbleride Indie & Indie Twin Strollers and baby clothes made by HW Carter’s & Sons, Carter’s Watch the Wear Bodysuits and Sleep ‘n Play Garments. If you have any of these products, here is what you need to do.
Do you have a recalled Bumbleride stroller?
Approximately 28,000 Bumbleride Indie & Indie Twin Strollers (an additional 2,700 sold in Canada) have been voluntarily recalled. The strollers, which are imported by Bumbleride Inc., of San Diego, California, and made in Taiwan, have been the subject of 36 reported incidents in which the front wheel cracked or broke at the axle hub, which can cause the stroller to tip over.
Bumbleride strollers are sold nationwide at baby product stores such as Buy Buy Baby among others, and online at Bumbleride.com and other online providers. The recalled strollers were sold between January 2009 and January 2012 at a cost of $500 to $700.
To identify if you have one of the Bumbleride Indie strollers, look for model numbers I-107, I110, and I-205 with a Date of Manufacture (DOM) from January 2009 through August 2011. The DOM can be found on a white rectangular sticker on 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 from January 2009 through August 2011. The DOM sticker can be found on the underside of the handle. All colors of both strollers are involved in the recall.
If you own one of these strollers, stop using it and contact Bumbleride to receive a free front wheel retrofit kit. Contact information is as follows:
- Website: Support.bumbleride.com
- Email: [email protected]
- Phone: 800-530-3930 between 8 AM and 4 PM PT Monday through Friday
Carter’s baby clothes recall
If you own one or more of the approximately 128,000 Carter’s Watch the Wear Bodysuits and Sleep ‘n Play Garments that have been voluntarily recalled, stop using them.
According to the importer/manufacturer, Weeplay Kids LLC, of New York City, there have been about 30 reports of the snaps coming loose from the garments. The detached snaps can be a choking hazard, although no injuries have been reported to date.
To identify these baby clothes, look for the words “Carter’s Watch the Wear” on the front of the package and on the inside neckline. The clothes are sold in packages of two, three, or five, are pastel blue, yellow, and pink, and are available in solids, patterns, and stripes. The clothes were manufactured in Bangladesh.
The following style numbers have been recalled. You can find the style numbers on the back of the packaging.
- Watch the Wear Bodysuit: N8963LB, N8963LG, N8963LN, N8964B1, N8964B2, N8964G1, N8964G2, N8964LB, N8964LG, N8964LN, N8964N1, N8991LW
- Watch the Wear Sleep ‘n Play: N8965LB, N8965LG, N8965LN
The baby clothes were sold nationwide at more than a dozen outlets, including Big Lots, Century 21, Conway, Cookies, Cost Mart, DD’s Discount, Edison Childrenswear, Gabriel Bros., Kiddy Time, Kids Place, Kidstown, National Stores, Pamida Stores, Real Value, Regine’s R.H. Reny, Ross, Shoppers World, Valley Wholesale, Variety Wholesalers, and Youngland from November 2010 through August 2011.
To receive free replacement baby clothes, contact Weeplay:
- Email: [email protected]
- Phone: 888-226-2200 between 9 AM and 5 PM ET Monday through Friday
With so many products on the market today, it can be difficult to know which ones are safe. This latest recalls of Bumbleride strollers and Carter’s baby clothes are just two of many product recalls provided by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.
US Consumer Product Safety Commission
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