Bugaboo America Recalls Car Seat Adapters, Strollers For Fall Hazard

Bugaboo America has recalled car seat adapters and strollers for fall hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)—and, in collaboration with Health Canada for the stroller recall—just announced.

Bugaboo can be reached at serviceus@bugaboo.com; at 1.800.460.2922, between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time (PT), Monday through Friday; or at the firm’s website at www.bugaboo.com.

Car Seat Adapters
This recall involves about 64,000 Car Seat Adapters, which were manufactured in China; imported by Bugaboo Americas, of El Segundo, California; and sold at Babies “R” Us, Buy Buy Baby, Neiman Marcus, other department stores and independent juvenile stores, Bugaboo.com, and other online retailers, nationwide, from December 2005 to July 2011 for about $45.

When the adapter is used on a stroller that has a wheeled board accessory attached for transporting a standing toddler, and the car seat is positioned so the child faces forward, the car seat can disconnect from the adapter and fall. Bugaboo received one report of the car seat disconnecting from the adapter and stroller frame, causing a minor injury.

This recall involves the Bugaboo car seat adapter models 80400GC01 and 80401GC02, which are devices designed to attach car seats to stroller frames. The defective car seat adapters are made of silver aluminum tubing and black plastic connecting parts.

Bugaboo Bee Strollers
About 7,000 Bugaboo Bee Strollers have been recalled in the United States and another 260 have been recalled in Canada. The recalled Bugaboo Bee Strollers were manufactured in China; imported by Bugaboo Americas, of El Segundo, California; and sold by Toys R Us, Buy Buy Baby and other baby product stores nationwide, online at Bugaboo.com, and other online retailers between February 2011 and September 2011 for about $650.

The front swivel wheels on the Bugaboo Bee Stroller can lock while the stroller is in motion, causing the stroller to tip and posing a fall hazard. To date, four incidents have been reported in which the stroller’s swivel wheels locked and the stroller tipped over. In two of these incidents, a baby and a toddler suffered minor injuries.

The recalled strollers are made for newborns and toddlers who weigh up to 37 pounds and are sold in two frame colors: Silver and all black. The stroller’s seat comes in black or denim colors; canopy colors include yellow, black, khaki, blue, pink, and red, as well as special collections colors such as tangerine, soft pink, light green, dark purple, denim, and the Missoni print collection. Production dates from January 2011 through September 2011, which are printed with the month abbreviated and year, i.e. “Jan. 2011”, the “Bugaboo Bee” name and company address are printed on the date code label, which is located on the stroller frame under the seat unit. “Bugaboo Bee” is also printed on the side of the seat backrest.

The firm advises consumers to immediately stop using the recalled Bugaboo strollers and contact Bugaboo or the retailer where the stroller was purchased to receive free replacement swivel wheels.

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