A popular stroller brand has issued a voluntary recall of one of its jogging strollers after a child’s fingertip was amputated by the stroller’s brake.
On Thursday, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and UPPAbaby announced the voluntary recall of more than 14,000 UPPAbaby All-Terrain RIDGE jogging strollers in a Press release.
These strollers – which have RIDGE on the side of the black frame and were sold in white (Bryce), Charcoal (Jake) and slate blue (Reggie) – have rear disc brakes with openings that can “cause an amputation or laceration if a non-occupant child’s fingertip gets caught in the openings while using the stroller,” according to the statement.
So far, this is the only reported incident involving these strollers. The statement also confirms that the child was not seated in the stroller at the time of the incident.
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Consumers should verify the serial numbers of any UPPAbaby All-Terrain RIDGE jogging stroller. The serial numbers of the recalled products begin with “1401RDGUS” and appear on the right side of the stroller frame above the rear wheel. The model number “1401-RDG-US” can also be found printed on the left side of the stroller frame above the rear wheel.
“On September 1, UPPAbaby issued a voluntary recall of its All-Terrain RIDGE jogging stroller in cooperation with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada,” the brand said in a statement. shared on their social media platforms.
“This recall affects all RIDGE jogging strollers manufactured between July 2021 and August 2022.”
“Our top priority at UPPAbaby is child safety. We conduct extensive testing to ensure that UPPAbaby products meet all global industry and regulatory standards. Despite passing all tests and meeting all standards, UPPAbaby received a report on the RIDGE All-Terrain Stroller,” a statement on their website Remarks.
“We take all product inquiries very seriously. Based on a consumer report, we believe the injury is likely due to consumer misuse. RIDGE disc brakes have openings that may cause a amputation or laceration if a non-occupying child’s fingertip becomes caught in the openings while using the stroller.”