Fingertip Amputation Risk Results in Baby Jogging Stroller Recall
After learning about at least one child’s fingertip amputation, more than 14,000 UPPAbaby jogging strollers have been recalled due design problems with the rear disc brake.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the UPPAbaby stroller recall September 1, after determining that the rear-disc brakes have dangerous openings that could cause young children to have parts of their fingers amputated.
The recall impacts the All-terrain RIDGE Jogging Stroller with an extendable canopy, which features a disc hand brake system and an adjustable handlebar with a wrist strap. However, if a child places their fingertip in the openings of the rear-disc brakes, they may suffer broken fingers or amputation injuries.
At least one child has already had their fingertip amputated in the jogging stroller brakes. The child was not in the stroller while in use, but placed their fingertip in the disc brake gap, which is open and exposed on the stroller.
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The recalled strollers were manufactured by Monahan Products LLC, d/b/a UPPAbaby, of Rockland, Massachusetts, and have a “UPPAbaby” logo located on the front of the stroller and RIDGE on the side of the stroller frame. The strollers have a black frame and a fabric color scheme that is white, charcoal or slate blue with black tires.
The serial numbers of the recalled products begin with 1401RDGUS and appear on the right side of the stroller. The model number 1401-RDG-US is printed on the left side of the stroller frame above the rear wheel of the stroller.
The UPPAbaby Ridge Jogging Strollers were sold at BuyBuyBaby, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Pottery Barn Kids and other children’s stores and specialty stores nationwide and online at amazon.com from October 2021 through August 2022 for about $600.
The CPSC warns consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers to prevent laceration or amputation injuries. Consumers should contact UPPAbaby to receive free replacement brake discs for both wheels. The stroller should not be used until the brake discs have been replaced on both wheels.
Consumers can contact UPPAbaby toll-free at 844-823-3132 for more information about the recall.
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