Bugaboo Bee Stroller, Car Seat Adapter Recall: Fall Hazard

About 7,000 Bugaboo Bee Strollers and 64,000 Bugaboo car seat adapters have been recalled due to design problems that may allow infants to fall and suffer injuries. 

The Bugaboo Bee Stroller recall and the Bugaboo car seat adapter recall were both announced on December 22 by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

The Bugaboo Bee problems were discovered after a number of reports involving minor injuries suffered by infants.

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In the case of the stroller, there have been at least four reports of the stroller’s swivel wheels locking while in motion, causing the stroller to tip over. Two of these incidents resulted in minor infant injuries.

The recalled car seat adapter has problems working with strollers that also have a wheeled board accessory for transporting a standing toddler. When the car seat is positioned so the child is facing forward it can disconnect from the adapter and fall. This has resulted in at least one report of minor injury.

The recall affects the Bugaboo Bee Stroller, for children up to 37 pounds. The strollers were manufacturer from January 2011 through September 2011 and have the date printed on a label on the stroller frame under the seat unit along with “Bugaboo Bee” and the company address. The strollers were sold with either silver or black frames, black or denim seats, and canopy colors that include yellow, black, khaki, blue, pink and red, plus special collections colors such as tangerine, soft pink, light green, dark purple, denim and the Missoni print collection.

The strollers were sold at Toys R Us, Buy Buy Baby, and other baby product stores nationwide, as well as online at Bugaboo.com from February 2011 through September 2011 for about $650. 

In 2009 about 22,500 Bugaboo Bee strollers were recalled due to faulty brakes. No injuries were reported in connection to the Bugaboo Bee defective brakes recall.

The Bugaboo car seat adapter recall affects model numbers 80400GC01 and 80401GC02. The adapters are made of silver aluminum tubing and black plastic parts and are designed to attach car seats to strollers.

The adapters were sold at Babies “R” Us, Buy Buy Baby, Neiman Marcus, as well as at department stores and independent children’s stores and on Bugaboo.com from December 2005 through July 2011 for about $45.

The CPSC recommends that consumers who have the affected products stop using them immediately and contact Bugaboo for information on how to receive free repair kits and replacement parts. They can reach the company at (800)460-2922, or, if they own an affected stroller, can contact the company’s website at www.bugaboo.com/non-swiveling-wheels. If they own the recalled car seat adapter, they can go to www.bugaboo.com.


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