Another Bugaboo, Another Recall -- This Time, It's The Car Seat Adapter!
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in conjunction with the company Bugaboo Americas of El Segundo, California is recalling 64,000 child car seat adapters.
The hazard involved with this particular car seat adapter is when it is used on a stroller with a wheeled board accessory 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. Bugaboo has received one report when the car seat disconnected from the adapter and stroller frame, causing a minor injury to a child.
Car seat adapter models 80400GC01 and 80401GC02 are involved in this recall. Car seat adapters are fabricated so that they attach car seats to the corresponding stroller frames. They are made of silver-colored aluminum tubing with black plastic connecting parts.
The car seat adapters were sold at Babies "R" Us, Buy Buy Baby, Neiman Marcus, and other retail and independent juvenile stores, by Bugaboo.com and other online retailers from December 2005 to July 2011 for approximately $45. It probably comes as no surprise to our readers that these car seat adapters were made in China.
Parents and caregivers should stop using these adapters and contact Bugaboo for a free service kit and decals. For more information, consumers may contact Bugaboo firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 460-2922 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.bugaboo.com.
To view a photo of the adapter being recalled, please visit the CPSC website at:http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12067.html.