Health Canada and UppaBaby, a Massachusetts-based supplier of infant/toddler products, have recalled 8,000 Bumper Bars that were marketed with certain models of the supplier’s strollers and rumble seats.
The Bumper Bars, which are covered in an injected polyurethane foam, are positioned on the front of the stroller and the rumble seat accessory where an infant can bite or chew on the bar. If a child continually bites on the bar, a piece of the foam covering may be bitten off, posing a choking hazard.
Sold between January 1, 2015 and May 5, 2015, the recall pertains to 24 models of Vista, and Cruz strollers, as well as Vista Rumble Seats, which attach to the frames of the stroller. (Visit the HC site for a full list of affected models.)
Neither Health Canada nor 5514 KM Corporation, UppaBaby’s Canadian distributor, has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these bumper bars in Canada. However, in the U.S. where over 70,000 units were sold, UppaBaby has received 22 reports of foam pieces being released as a result of biting. No injuries were reported.
Canadian consumers who’ve purchased one of the affected strollers or rumble seats should remove the Bumper Bar immediately. A free replacement Bumper Bar cover and a warning label are available by contacting UppaBaby or by phone at 844-540-8694.