NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Information and Public Affairs
||Washington, DC 20207
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 2, 2009
Release # 09-233
|Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 460-2922
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Bugaboo Recalls Strollers Due to Risk of Brake Failure
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Bugaboo Bee Strollers
Units: About 22,500
Distributor: Bugaboo North America Inc., of Hermosa Beach, Calif.
Manufacturer: Bugaboo Design & Sales, B.V., of the Netherlands
Hazard: One or both sides of the brakes can fail, causing a stroller to unexpectedly roll away on an incline. This can pose a risk of injury to the child occupant.
Incidents/Injuries: Bugaboo has received 121 reports of the stroller’s brakes failing. No injuries have been reported.
Description: Bugaboo Bee strollers have item code 580210 on a label on the back of the seat and item code 50100 on a label on the plastic support under the seat. The strollers were sold in blue, dark khaki, pink, red, yellow, and black. “bugaboo® bee” is printed on the left side of the seat.
Sold at: Juvenile product retailers nationwide and on various Web sites from August 2007 through April 2009 for about $530.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the strollers immediately and contact Bugaboo to receive a free repair kit. To order the bracket kit, go to www.bugaboo.com and fill in the special order form or contact Bugaboo customer service.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bugaboo at (800) 460-2922 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s Web site at www.bugaboo.com, or email the firm at email@example.com