A recent noticed posted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission revealed that the children’s company Bugaboo will recall more than 46,000 strollers that pose potential fall and choking hazards to young kids.
The recall will include models of the Bugaboo Cameleon and Bugaboo Donkey strollers. According to the CPSC, a button on the stroller’s carry handle can become disengaged and cause the handle to detach. This could cause the child to fall or potentially choke. So far, the CPSC says there have been 58 reports of the carry handles detaching, though thankfully, no injuries have yet been identified.
The recall affects stroller sold at a wide array of retailers, including Bugaboo.com, Neiman Marcus, Toys R Us, Buy Buy Baby and Nordstrom. The strollers at issue were all sold between 2009 and December of 2012.
If you purchased one of the recalled strollers, the CPSC advises consumers to immediately remove the carry handle from the strollers and contact Bugaboo for a free replacement.
The Virginia Personal Injury Attorney’s Perspective:
It’s terrifying to think that something as mundane as a stroller could potentially choke your child. Though most companies do a good job monitoring quality control, there are problems with some products, even seemingly safe ones, that could put your child’s life at risk.
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