Bugaboo Issues Second Recall – This Time For Their Car Seat Adapter
After recalling their Bee stroller, Bugaboo and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of approximately 64,000 Bugaboo Car Seat Adapters due to a fall hazard.
When the adapter is used on a stroller that also has a wheeled board accessory attached 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.
So far, Bugaboo has received one report of the car seat disconnecting from the adapter and stroller frame, causing a minor injury.
This recall involves the Bugaboo car seat adapter models 80400GC01 and 80401GC02. The adapters are devices designed to attach car seats to stroller frames. They are made of silver aluminum tubing and black plastic connecting parts.
The adapters were sold in Babies “R” Us, Buy Buy Baby, Neiman Marcus, other department stores and independent juvenile stores, Bugaboo.com and other online retailers nationwide from December 2005 to July 2011 for about $45.
The issue is quite easy to rectify. Just contact Bugaboo at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 460-2922 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, for a free service kit and decals.