Bugaboo Recalls Strollers: 5 Things You Need to Know

Bugaboo BeeToday's child gear recall comes from stroller maker for the stars -- Bugaboo. The elite and uber-expensive stroller company has issued a recall for their Bugaboo Bee stroller because there's a potential tipping danger. What a bummer, especially when they run about $600.

The company offers a lengthy explanation on its website about how the problem came about when they switched from metal bearing wheels to plastic ones to prevent a previous shimmying problem. Because of the change, now some people have found their front wheel sticks when swiveling, which can lead to a tipping problem. They issued the following statement:

In light of this we believe that the safety profile of this product is inadequate and not up to our quality standard. We take this very seriously and therefore we immediately stop shipment and sales of the Bugaboo Bee.

Here's what you need to know if you have one:

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1. Bugaboo advises consumers to lock their front swivel wheels until they get a repair kit.

2. All customers whose strollers were produced between January 2011 and September 2011 and registered them will be sent out a solution including a wheel replacement set with metal bearing wheels to prevent non-swiveling.

3. Those who did not register their strollers can fill out a request for the wheel replacement kit.

4. A new version of the stroller is now available, but there are some reports that the front wheel still shimmies. If that's the case with your stroller, Bugaboo will send you a washer ring set and instructions on how to use them that should fix the problem.

5. For further information, contact the Bugaboo customer service department at 1-888-460-2922.

Do you have a Bugaboo stroller?


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