The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Sycamore Kids Inc., announced a voluntary recall of the Mountain Buggy Urban Single and Urban Double Jogging Strollers. The recall affects about 2,200 units. The handlebar can crack or break causing the handlebar to possibly detach while in use, posing a risk of injury to young children.
Sycamore has received 10 reports of handlebar either cracking or breaking when the stroller was pulled up or taken down stairs. No injuries were reported.
The recalled strollers have a metal frame and a cloth seat with a sun canopy. The strollers were sold in a variety of solid colors, including navy, red, black, silver and orange. A metal plate above the footrest shows the Mountain Buggy logo with “Mountain Buggy” written underneath. “URBAN” also is written on the metal plates. The recalled Mountain Buggy Urban Single strollers have item number U1204-002, and serial numbers between 000000 and 0003342. The recalled Mountain Buggy Urban Double strollers have item number U2204-002, and serial numbers between 000000 and 006957. The serial number and model number are on the back of the metal plate.
The strollers were sold by baby furniture and baby product stores nationwide and Web retailers from December 2004 through July 2005 for between $400 and $600 and were manufactured in New Zealand.
Consumers should contact Sycamore Kids to find an authorized repair center to receive a free replacement handlebar ratchet.