Recall Issued for Bugaboo Cameleon Strollers Due to Injury Risk
More than 10,000 Bugaboo baby strollers have been pulled off of the market because of defectively designed handles, which could allow a parent to drop their baby.
A Bugaboo Cameleon3 Stroller recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on March 27, following at least 16 reports of the carrying handles breaking and detaching from the bassinet. To date, no injuries have been reported.
The removable handle allows carrying the bassinet instead of using the stroller. The CPSC reports the handle could break away from the bassinet while carrying the child, allowing them to fall from heights that could cause severe head trauma.
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The recall consists of Bugaboo Cameleon3 strollers with serial numbers 19010 11153 00001 to 19010 51248 00215 that are printed on the horizontal bar of the stroller’s chassis under the seat.
The stroller’s have a plastic and aluminum frame with rubber wheels, a removable seat, a removable “U” shaped handle, storage space under the seat and a canopy over the bassinet. The bassinets, seats, and sun canopy’s were sold in a variety of colors and have the words “Bugaboo” and “Cameleon3” on a fabric tag located on the side of the canopy.
The recalled Bugaboo stroller’s were manufactured in China by Bugaboo International B.V., of Amsterdam, Netherlands and imported by Bugaboo Americas, of El Segundo, California. Roughly 9,200 strollers have been recalled in the United States and 960 in Canada. The strollers were sold nationwide both in stores and online at Buy Buy Baby, Toys R Us, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and other in store and online retailers from September 2012 to March 2013 for between $889 and $1,600.
This is the second major Bugaboo stroller recall this year due to defective handles. In January, a Bugaboo carrycot recall resulted in 50,000 Bugaboo baby strollers being removed from the market after 58 reports of the detachable carrying handles breaking.
The CPSC advises consumers to remove the “U” shaped handle from the bassinet seat and contact Bugaboo Americas at (800) 460-2922, email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit them online at www.bugaboo.com to receive a free replacement handle. The bassinet on the chassis may still be used until the free replacement handle arrives but the handle should be removed and not be used to remove the bassinet from the chassis.
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