Bugaboo has recalled approximately 46,000 of its Bugaboo Cameleon and Bugaboo Donkey Model Strollers for fall and choking hazards. A button on the stroller’s carrycot/seat carry handle can become disengaged and may cause the handle to detach, posing fall and choking hazards to young children.
Bugaboo has received 58 reports of carry handles detaching, but so far no injuries have been reported.
The recall involves the carrying handles on the Bugaboo Cameleon and the Bugaboo Donkey model strollers with detachable carrycots/seats. A fabric tag on the side of the sun canopy has Bugaboo and the model name. The strollers involved with the recall will have the following serial numbers, printed on the stroller’s chassis, under the carrycot/seat.
Serial Numbers 04011090900001 – 04031101009999
Serial Numbers 08011090900001 – 08021100800386
Serial Numbers 140100093600531 – 140103123350418
Serial Numbers 170101105300001 – 170104130900500
The strollers were sold at major retailers such as Buy Buy Baby, Neiman Marcus, Toys R Us and other baby stores nationwide, and also at Bugaboo.com. The Cameleon was sold anytime between September 2009 and June 2012 for about $980. The Donkey was sold from January 2011 through December 2012 for between $1,200 and $1,600.
Consumers should immediately remove the carry handle from the strollers and contact Bugaboo for a free replacement handle. Consumers can continue to use the strollers while awaiting the replacement handle.
You can call Bugaboo International at (800) 460-2922, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Or visit their site at www.bugaboo.com and click on “Important Quality Initiative” for more info.