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Another Bugaboo, Another Recall — This Time, It’s The Car Seat Adapter!

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in conjunction with the company Bugaboo Americas of El Segundo, California is recalling 64,000 child car seat adapters.

The hazard involved with this particular car seat adapter is when it is used on a stroller with a wheeled board accessory for transporting a standing toddler, and the car seat is positioned so the child faces forward, the car seat can disconnect from the adapter and fall. Bugaboo has received one report when the car seat disconnected from the adapter and stroller frame, causing a minor injury to a child.

Car seat adapter models 80400GC01 and 80401GC02 are involved in this recall. Car seat adapters are fabricated so that they attach car seats to the corresponding stroller frames. They are made of silver-colored aluminum tubing with black plastic connecting parts.

The car seat adapters were sold at Babies “R” Us, Buy Buy Baby, Neiman Marcus, and other retail and independent juvenile stores, by Bugaboo.com and other online retailers from December 2005 to July 2011 for approximately $45. It probably comes as no surprise to our readers that these car seat adapters were made in China.

Parents and caregivers should stop using these adapters and contact Bugaboo for a free service kit and decals. For more information, consumers may contact Bugaboo at serviceus@bugaboo.com or (800) 460-2922 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.bugaboo.com.

To view a photo of the adapter being recalled, please visit the CPSC website at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12067.html.

Bugaboo Bee Strollers Recalled

by Marianne Frederick

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Bugaboo Americas of El Segundo, California, have issued a joint voluntary recall of approximately 7,260 Bugaboo Bee Children’s Strollers, due to a fall hazard to children.

The swivel wheels on the front of the Bugaboo Bee Stroller can lock while it is in motion, and the stroller can tip and cause a child to fall from it. Four incidents of tipping with a child in the stroller have been reported, resulting in minor injuries to children in two of the incidents.

The Bugaboo Bee Strollers were primarily designed for infants and children weighing up to 37 pounds. The strollers have silver or black metal frames, seats in black or denim colors, and canopies of various solid and printed colors. A label can be located under the seat, with an abbreviated production date code on it, as well as the name Bugaboo Bee and the company’s address. Production dates of these strollers range from January 2011 through September 2011.

The Bugaboo Bee Strollers were sold by Toys R Us and baby product stores throughout the U.S. and Canada, and online from Bugaboo.com. The strollers could be purchased for about $650. They were manufactured in China and imported to the U.S. by Bugaboo Americas.

Parents and caregivers should stop using the strollers for children and contact the company, Bugaboo Americas, or the store where the stroller was purchased to arrange to receive a set of replacement swivel wheels. The company, Bugaboo Americas, can be reached by email at serviceus@bugaboo.com or by phone on 1(800) 460-2922 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. pacific time, Monday through Friday, or by visiting the company’s website athttp://www.bugaboo.com/non-swiveling-wheels.

For photos of the Bugaboo Strollers being recalled, please visit the CPSC website at:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12066.html.