Item at http://wenderella.com/castaging/index.php/fruit-basket.html

It is a bundle product, a fruit basket, with dynamic pricing. Each fruit is a simple product with no stock management.

Option 1 (Required): Add a fruit - watermelon, pineapple or honeydew - Dropdown input, you can select qty of fruits you want

Option 2 (Not Required): Add another fruit - watermelon, pineapple or honeydew - Dropdown input, you can select qty of fruits you want

When I just add Option 1 or Option 2 to cart, there's no problem, it goes through.

But if I select something in both options (e.g. I choose a watermelon in option 1, then a pineapple in option 2), the following error occurs:

Fatal error: Nesting level too deep - recursive dependency? in /home/blacklea/public_html/wenderella.com/castaging/app/code/core/Mage/Sales/Model/Quote/Item/Abstract.php on line 134

I followed all steps to create a bundle product exactly (or so I think). What am I doing wrongly??

I have tried disabling all extensions and the error remains.

Version: CE 1.9.3


Modify app/code/core/Mage/Sales/Model/Quote/Item/Abstract.php as stated below – only difference is , true being added to in_array() – and see if the exception disappears:

public function setParentItem($parentItem)
    if ($parentItem) {
        $this->_parentItem = $parentItem;
        // Prevent duplication of children in those are already set
        if (!in_array($this, $parentItem->getChildren(), true)) {
    return $this;

NB: Bear in mind that you're overriding a core file so for a more permanent solution you should either override the (child) class via a custom module or at least copy the vanilla file to app/code/local/Mage/Sales/Model/Quote/Item/Abstract.php and modify that one.

  • Hello, thanks for trying to help! I have done the above and updated the results in my question. Strangely, if it's of any significance, when I first added the code to Abstract.php, I managed to add 2 bundle items to the cart (error free). But that just happened once and the error happened again afterwards. – Wendy Nov 21 '16 at 2:30
  • Unfortunately, that doesn't help, you can remove the stack trace from your question as well as the code snippet from your method. Please see updated answer. – pong Nov 21 '16 at 10:06
  • That worked! Fantastic! Thanks so much for your help!! – Wendy Nov 21 '16 at 12:34
  • Glad to help :) Please mark the answer as such and consider upvoting if it was of any use to you. – pong Nov 21 '16 at 14:01
  • BTW: which php version and os platform are you using? I'm asking since in my case it worked without the fix. – pong Nov 21 '16 at 14:07

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