10,000 Bugaboo Strollers Recalled
March 27, 2013
Around 10,000 Bugaboo strollers sold between September 2012 and March 2013 are being recalled because the carrying handle can break, posing a fall risk.
The Bugaboo Cameleon3 detachable carrying handle can break and potentially trip the user, though there have been no reported injuries to date. The removable carry handle is used to transport the bassinet or seat separately from the chassis.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends consumers stop using the stroller unless otherwise instructed.
The Dutch company has received 16 reports of malfunctioning strollers, which were manufactured in China and imported by Bugaboo Americas of El Segundo, Calif.
The strollers included in the recall have serial numbers from 19010 11153 00001 to 19010 51248 00215.
They were sold by Buy Buy Baby, Toys R Us, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and other retailers across the country, as well as online at Bugaboo.com and other online retailers beginning September of last year.
About 9,200 of the affected strollers were sold in the U.S. and 960 in Canada for $889 to $1,600.
The model has an aluminum and plastic frame with rubberized wheels, a removable seat and bassinet, a removable "U"-shaped carry handle, an under-the-seat storage bag and a sun canopy.
For more information, contact Bugaboo Americas at 1-800-460-2922, or visit them online and click on "Important Safety Announcements" at the bottom left of the page for more information.