Uh oh! The company that gave us $1,000 strollers is pulling some 50,000 of them off the market this week. Bugaboo is recalling both its Donkey and Cameleon models after reports of handles that detach -- putting the babies inside them at risk of falling or choking!
It's a scary recall affecting everyday moms and celebrities alike (Bethenny Frankel is among the moms who's been spotted with a Bugaboo), but don't freak. Here's everything you need to know to keep your baby safe!
1. Despite 58-some reports of handles detaching, there have been no reports of actual injuries to kids. The recall is being done because that risk exists when a button detaches on the handle of the carrycot/seat.
2. The recall involves only some of the Cameleon and Donkey models. To find out if yours is included, look for the fabric tag on the side of the sun canopy where you'll find the model name. You'll also need to find the serial number printed on the stroller's chassis, located under the carrycot/seat.
3. The Bugaboo Cameleon strollers recalled include: Serial Number 04011090900001 to 04031101009999, Serial Number 08011090900001 to 08021100800386, and Serial Number 140100093600531 to 140103123350418.
4. The Bugaboo Donkey strollers recalled include: Serial Number 170101105300001 to 170104130900500.
5. The affected strollers have been sold at nationwide retailers and online, some as far back as September 2009, so hand-me-down models should be checked as well.
6. Parents should cease use of the handle on the carrycot/seat immediately, but use of the stroller itself has been deemed safe while you await a replacement handle.
7. To apply for your handle, call Bugaboo International 800-460-2922, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. You can also fill out an application for a new handle at the Bugaboo website or email the company at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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