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Dec 29 2011

64,000 Bugaboo Car Seat Adapters Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

Posted in Community Service, Product Liability
Products manufactured according to substandard standards may inadvertently cause extensive injury to a child, says Alabama liability attorney Keith T. Belt .

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Bugaboo Americas, of El Segundo, Calif. , today announced a voluntary recall of the  Bugaboo Car Seat Adapter. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
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.  Bugaboo received one report of the car seat disconnecting from the adapter and stroller frame, causing a minor injury.    
This recall involves the Bugaboo car seat adapter models 80400GC01 and 80401GC02. The adapters, made of silver aluminum tubing and black plastic connecting parts, are devices designed to attach car seats to stroller frames.
About 64,000 manufactured in China 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. 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 at http://www.bugaboo.com/home.