Bugaboo Americas Recalls Car Seat Adapters

altOn December 22nd, 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Bugaboo Americas, announced a voluntary recall of their car seat adapters for strollers due to a potential fall hazard.

What do you need to know about this Recall?

When the adapter is used on a stroller that also has a wheeled board accessory attached for transporting a standing toddler, and the car seat is positioned so the child faces forward, the car seat can disconnect from the adapter and fall. This recall involves the Bugaboo car seat adapter models 80400GC01 and 80401GC02. The adapters are devices designed to attach car seats to stroller frames. They are made of silver aluminum tubing and black plastic connecting parts. About 64,000 of these car seat adapters  were sold at Babies “R” Us, Buy Buy Baby, Neiman Marcus, other department stores and independent juvenile stores, Bugaboo.com and other online retailers nationwide from December 2005 to July 2011 for about $45 and this product was made in China.

As of December 22nd, 2011, Bugaboo had received one report of the car seat disconnecting from the adapter and stroller frame, causing a minor injury. Further updates for this recall after this date, can be checked at the CPSC website.

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

What should you do if you own one of these products?

Consumers should immediately stop using the adapter and contact Bugaboo for a free service kit and decals. For additional information, contact Bugaboo at serviceus@bugaboo.com or (800) 460-2922 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website.

Additional general and further updated information about this recall can also be found at the CPSC website