According to the US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), Bugaboo North America Inc., of Hermosa Beach, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 22,500 of its Bugaboo Bee Strollers after receiving 121 reports of the stroller's brakes failing. One or both sides of the brakes can fail, causing a stroller to unexpectedly roll away on an incline. This can pose a risk of injury to the child occupant, though no injuries have been reported.
Do You Own This Stroller?
Bugaboo Bee strollers have item code 580210 on a label on the back of the seat and item code 50100 on a label on the plastic support under the seat. The strollers were sold in blue, dark khaki, pink, red, yellow, and black. "bugaboo® bee" is printed on the left side of the seat.
Manufactured in Taiwan, the strollers were sold at juvenile product retailers nationwide and on various Web sites from August 2007 through April 2009 for about $530.
Whom to Contact
Consumers should stop using the strollers immediately and contact Bugaboo to receive a free repair kit. To order the bracket kit, go to www.bugaboo.com and fill in the special order form or contact Bugaboo customer service between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday: (800) 460-2922.