Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Warning! Am I One Of Them?



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 bugaboobee-service@bugaboo.com


CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

1 comments:

i am a mummy said...

someone asked me to read this post. did u really email bugaboo to ask for the repair kit? am using bugaboo for my son too.
thanks for the info