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UPPAbaby recalling strollers due to choking hazard

UPPAbaby is recalling 71,000 strollers and seats because of a choking hazard, saying children could bite off a piece of the stroller's foam crossbar, according to federal regulators.

UPPAbaby is recalling 71,000 strollers and seats because of a choking hazard, saying children could bite off a piece of the stroller's foam crossbar, according to federal regulators.

The recall covers 2015 Cruz and Vista strollers and RumbleSeats. UPPAbaby has received 22 reports of children biting off pieces of the "bumper bar" in front of the seat, although no injuries have been reported, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

Some 8,000 of the strollers were sold on Canada, but the product is not currently listed on the Canadian government's database of known consumer product recalls.

Consumers should remove the bumper bar and contact UPPAbaby to get a free cover for the bar and a warning label, according to the CPSC.

The Cruz and Vista strollers have grey or black frames, black fabric seats, a colored fabric canopy and a black basket under the seat. The RumbleSeat is a separate seat that can be attached to the frame of a stroller. The products were sold at BuyBuy Baby and other retailers and through Amazon.com from December 2014 until this month. The Cruz stroller costs about $500, while the Vista costs around $860 and the RumbleSeat costs about $170.

The 2015 CRUZ strollers have model number 0181 and the following serial number printed on a sticker with a barcode on the lower right frame of the stroller: 

  • CRZ0415018100001 through CRZ0415018100738
  • CRZ0415018100739 through CRZ0415018101284
  • CRZ0515018101285 through CRZ0515018101824
  • CRZ0714018100001 through CRZ0714018101441
  • CRZ0814018102464 through CRZ0814018102983
  • CRZ0814018100001 through CRZ0814018100521
  • CRZ0814018103764 through CRZ0814018104024
  • CRZ0814018103504 through CRZ0814018103763
  • CRZ0814018103244 through CRZ0814018103503
  • CRZ0914018104905 through CRZ0914018105353
  • CRZ0914018104617 through CRZ0914018104760
  • CRZ0914018104025 through CRZ0914018104184
  • CRZ0914018104185 through CRZ0914018104328
  • CRZ0914018104761 through CRZ0914018104904
  • CRZ0914018104329 through CRZ0914018104472
  • CRZ1014018106646 through CRZ1014018109347
  • CRZ1114018109348 through CRZ1114018112151
  • CRZ1114018114244 through CRZ1114018115495
  • CRZ1114018112242 through CRZ1114018114243
  • CRZ1214018115496 through CRZ1214018117465

​The 2015 VISTA strollers have model number 0101 printed on a sticker on the lower crossbar frame. The 2015 VISTA strollers also have the following serial number printed on a sticker with a barcode below the rear axle of the stroller frame on the left: 

  • VIS0315010103097 through VIS0315010103696
  • VIS0315010104435 through VIS0315010105310
  • VIS0315010106433 through VIS0315010107416
  • VIS0814010100001 through VIS0814010101261
  • VIS0814010100001 through VIS0814010100631
  • VIS0914010101894 through VIS0914010102525
  • VIS0914010102526 through VIS0914010103155
  • VIS0914010103156 through VIS0914010103785
  • VIS1014010103786 through VIS1014010104417
  • VIS1014010105048 through VIS1014010105677
  • VIS1014010104418 through VIS1014010105047
  • VIS1014010112494 through VIS1014010112973
  • VIS1014010111598 through VIS1014010111864
  • VIS1014010107220 through VIS1014010111063
  • VIS1014010111865 through VIS1014010112133
  • VIS1014010111064 through VIS1014010111330
  • VIS1014010112134 through VIS1014010112493
  • VIS1014010111331 through VIS1014010111597
  • VIS1014010105678 through VIS1014010107219
  • VIS1114010112974 through VIS1114010114205
  • VIS1114010114206 through VIS1114010121671
  • VIS1114010121672 through VIS1114010124381
  • VIS1114010124382 through VIS1214010127183
  • VIS1214010127184 through VIS1214010129685

with files from CBC News

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