Even high-end strollers have recalls. On January 15, 2013, the Dutch company Bugaboo International announced that it is recalling more than 50,000 strollers.
The recall affects both the Cameleon and Donkey strollers in the United States and Canada. A button on the stroller’s carrycot/seat carry handle may disengage causing the handle to detach. If the handle detaches, the child in the stroller may fall or choke.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Bugaboo have received 58 reports of carry handles detaching. There have been no reports of injury.
The defective child product recall includes approximately 46,300 strollers in the United States and an additional 4,440 strollers in Canada. The strollers are sold at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Toys R Us, Buy Buy Baby, through the Bugaboo website, and numerous online retailers.
The recalled Cameleon stroller includes models sold between September 2009 and June 2012 at a retail price of approximately $980. The recalled Donkey stroller was sold from January 2011 through December 2012 and was priced between $1,200 and $1,600. Both strollers include a base, a sun canopy, and a variety of accessories in an assortment of colors. The recalled models have a fabric tag on the side of the sun canopy which is printed with the word Bugaboo and the model name.
Strollers with the following serial numbers have been recalled:
- Serial Number 04011090900001 to 04031101009999
- Serial Number 08011090900001 to 08021100800386
- Serial Number 140100093600531 to 140103123350418
- Serial Number 170101105300001 to 170104130900500
The serial number is located on the stroller’s chassis, underneath the seat or carrycot.
Anyone who owns a Bugaboo Cameleon or Donkey should immediately remove the carry handle from the stroller and contact Bugaboo at 800-460-2922 or a free replacement handle. The strollers can be used while waiting for the replacement handle.
Dallas product liability attorney Jeff Rasansky advises all parents to register their stroller and other baby equipment. Registering your product means that you will be notified in the event of a recall.