Bugaboo Americas recently announced a recall of Bugaboo Bee Strollers. The company initiated the recall after four incidents were been reported where the stroller’s swivel wheels locked and the stroller tipped over. In two of these incidents, a baby and a toddler suffered minor injuries.
The front swivel wheels can lock while the stroller is in motion, causing the stroller to tip and posing a fall hazard.
The strollers were sold from February 2011 through September 2011. The recalled strollers are made for newborns and toddlers up to 37 pounds. They are sold in two frame colors: silver and all black. The stroller’s seat comes in black or denim colors and canopy colors include yellow, black, khaki, blue, pink and red, plus special collections colors such as tangerine, soft pink, light green, dark purple, denim and the Missoni print collection. Production dates from January 2011 through September 2011, which are printed with the month abbreviated and year, i.e â€œJan. 2011â€, the â€œBugaboo Beeâ€ name and company address are printed on the date code label located on the stroller frame under the seat unit. â€œBugaboo Beeâ€ is also printed on the side of the seat backrest.
Approximately 7,000 strollers were sold at Toys R Us, Buy Buy Baby and other baby product stores nationwide, online at Bugaboo.com and other online retailers between February 2011 and September 2011 for about $650.
According to the recall notice, consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Bugaboo or the retailer where the stroller was purchased to receive free replacement swivel wheels. For additional information, contact Bugaboo at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (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/non-swiveling-wheels.
If your child has been injured by a stroller or other children’s product, a defective products attorney may be able to help you pursue the compensation you deserve. For more information, call 1-888-BURNETTI.