Recall Issued on Bugaboo Cameleon3 Baby Stroller due to Fall HazardMar 28, 2013
A recall has been issued on the Bugaboo Cameleon3 baby stroller because its carrying handle can break, posing a fall hazard.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) indicates in a safety recall notice that the action includes about 9,200 of these strollers sold in the U.S. and another 960 sold in Canada. The Cameleon3 strollers were sold at Buy Buy Baby, Toys R Us, and other retailers where baby products are offered for between $889 and $1,600. The strollers were available to consumers from September 2012 through March 2013.
The recall is specific to the Bugaboo Cameleon3 stroller. It has an aluminum and plastic frame with rubberized wheels, a removable seat and bassinet, a removable U-shaped carry handle, an under-the-seat storage bag, and a sun canopy. They are sold in various colors. The words “Bugaboo” and “Cameleon3” appear on a fabric tag on the side of the sun canopy, according to the CPSC notice.
Bugaboo indicates that it has received at least 16 reports of incidents in which the carry handles of the Cameleon3 strollers broke. No injuries were reported in those incidents.
The recall includes Cameleon3 strollers with serial numbers ranging from 19010 11153 00001 to 19010 51248 00215. These numbers are found below the stroller’s seat.
The Cameleon3 strollers can still be used by consumers as they await the free replacement parts offered by Bugaboo. According to the CPSC report, owners of these strollers should remove the potentially defective carry handle from the bassinet or seat and contact the company for a replacement. The stroller can still be used, provided it is attached to the chassis.