Bugaboo Bee Stroller Recall: Potential Brake Failure
About 22,500 Bugaboo Bee strollers are being recalled after at least 121 reports were received of the brakes on the baby stroller failing, which could cause the stroller to unexpectedly roll away and potentially injury the infant.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Bugaboo North America, Inc. announced the baby stroller recall on June 2, 2009, indicating that although no injuries have been reported in association with the defect, consumers should stop using them immediately.
One or both sides of the Bugaboo Bee baby stroller brakes can fail, posing a potential risk of injury to a child if the stroller is on an incline. Given the relatively small number of strollers involved in the recall, the large number of reported brake failures is concerning for consumers, as reported problems usually only account for a small fraction of the actual failures caused by a defective product.
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The Bugaboo Bee Strollers were sold on various web sites and at retail stores throughout the United States from August 2007 through April 2009. The high-end strollers retailed for about $530.
The potentially defective strollers have “bugaboo bee” printed on the left side of the seat. An item code of 580210 is printed on a label on the back of the seat, and there is an item code of 50100 on a label under the seat on the plastic support. The strollers came in a variety of colors, including blue, yellow, black, pink, red and dark khaki.
The Bugaboo Bee strollers are manufactured by Bugaboo Design & Sales, B.V., of the Netherlands and were made in Taiwan.
The CPSC has urged all consumers to stop using the strollers immediately and to contact Bugaboo for a free repair kit. A request for new brackets that secure the functioning of the brakes and also be requested by completing an online form at the manufacturer’s website.
toinaApril 3, 2010 at 2:06 pm
yes. According to statute 511 appendix B, you should have called yesterday. Sorry to be the bringer of bad news.
inaJanuary 21, 2010 at 12:00 am
i bought a pink buggaboo bee 2 years ago i loved it untill 1 day i was picking my chidren up from school my 2 year old was in the buggaboo bee and she dropped her ballon on the floor and it went into the kurb so i put the break on and bent down to get the ballon as i looked round the buggaboo bee had rolled of the pavment in to the road in which landed up side down so she was laying with her face [Show More]i bought a pink buggaboo bee 2 years ago i loved it untill 1 day i was picking my chidren up from school my 2 year old was in the buggaboo bee and she dropped her ballon on the floor and it went into the kurb so i put the break on and bent down to get the ballon as i looked round the buggaboo bee had rolled of the pavment in to the road in which landed up side down so she was laying with her face on the road if a car had come a second befor it would not of had time to stop and would of hit her she ended up with head and faciel injurys when i phoned buggaboo they were inclined to do any thing about it with out the receipt is it to late now?
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