CPSC: Bugaboo Car Seat Adapters Recalled for Fall Hazards; 1 Injury Reported

12/29/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

El Segundo, CA — About 64,000 car seat adapters by Bugaboo Americas are being voluntarily recalled by the firm and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for fall hazards the defective product poses to consumers. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on December 22, 2011.

The recall was issued after discovering that 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 seat can disconnect from the adapter and fail, the CPSC reveals.

One minor injury has been reported as a result of the defective product.

“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,” the CPSC reports.

The strollers sold for about $45 at Babies “R” Us, Buy Buy Baby, Neiman Marcus, Bugaboo.com and other retailers nationwide.

Consumers are advised to contact Bugaboo for a free service kit and decals.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact Bugaboo at [email protected] or (800) 460-2922 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit www.bugaboo.com.

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