14,000 UPPAbaby jogging strollers are being recalled after child in $600 buggy had fingertip AMPUTED by brake discs
- A youth was injured in a jogging stroller who caught his finger in the rear brake disc, although he was not in the stroller at the time
- Approximately 14,400 strollers manufactured by UPPAbaby are being recalled
- The $600 stroller has been sold at a number of retailers including Amazon, BuyBuyBaby, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Pottery Barn Kids
- Affected consumers should stop using the strollers and contact UPPAbaby for free replacement brake discs for both wheels
Manufacturer UPPAbaby calls back his All-Terrain Ridge Jogging Stroller after a child lost a fingertip.
The accident happened because the stroller’s rear disc brakes have openings large enough for a child’s fingertip to fit through while the stroller is moving, resulting in amputations or lacerations.
The child who lost his fingertip was not in the stroller at the time of the incident.
According to UPPAbaby, between October 2021 and this August, about 14,000 of the $600 strollers were sold at BuyBuyBaby, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Pottery Barn Kids, Amazon and other baby stores.
A youth was injured in a jogging stroller who caught his finger in the rear brake disc, although he was not in the stroller at the time
The child then lost part of his fingertip in the rear brake disc
The company advises people with this particular model to discontinue the stroller immediately and contact the company for free replacement disc brakes.
The problem strollers have serial numbers that start with “1401RDGUS” on the right side of the stroller, above the rear wheel.
The strollers have a black frame and were sold with three fabric colors including white, charcoal and slate blue.
“We conduct extensive testing to ensure UPPAbaby products meet all global industry and regulatory standards,” the company said.
‘Based on a consumer report to us, we believe the breach likely resulted from consumer abuse.’
Manufacturer UPPAbaby is recalling its All-Terrain Ridge Jogging Stroller after a child lost a fingertip (File Photo)
The strollers were released a year ago and said they were designed for parents jogging on off-road surfaces.
The strollers have tires that never go flat and an advanced braking system for walking or jogging downhill.
Uppababy did not respond to a request for comment. The company recalled other models of its strollers in 2015.
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