The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Bugaboo Americas, of El Segundo, Calif., and Bugaboo International B.V., of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, announced a voluntary recall of about 46,300 Bugaboo Cameleon and Bugaboo Donkey Model Strollers in the U.S. and 4,440 in Canada.
Hazard: A button on the stroller’s carrycot/seat carry handle can become disengaged and cause the handle to detach, posing fall and choking hazards to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Bugaboo has received 58 reports of carry handles detaching. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the carry handles on Bugaboo Cameleon and Bugaboo Donkey model strollers with detachable carrycots/seats. The strollers were sold with a base, sun canopy and other accessories in various colors. A fabric tag on the side of the sun canopy has Bugaboo and the model name. Strollers included in the recall have a serial number that falls within the range listed below. Serial numbers are printed on the stroller’s chassis, located under the carrycot/seat.
Serial Number 04011090900001 to 04031101009999
Serial Number 08011090900001 to 08021100800386
Serial Number 140100093600531 to 140103123350418
Serial Number 170101105300001 to 170104130900500
Sold at: Buy Buy Baby, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Toys R Us and other baby product stores nationwide, online at Bugaboo.com and other online retailers. The Bugaboo Cameleon was sold between September 2009 and June 2012 for about $980. The Bugaboo Donkey was sold from January 2011 through December 2012 for between $1,200 and $1,600.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the carry handle from the strollers and contact Bugaboo for a free replacement handle. Consumers can continue to use the strollers while awaiting the replacement handle.
Consumer Contact: Bugaboo International; at (800) 460-2922, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.bugaboo.com and click on “Important Quality Initiative” for more information. Consumers can email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/16705r-eng.php.