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Bugaboo recalls more than 50,000 pricey Donkey and Cameleon strollers

January 15, 2013|By Shan Li
  • Bugaboo is recalling more than 50,000 of its pricey strollers, including the convertible Donkey model.
Bugaboo is recalling more than 50,000 of its pricey strollers, including… (Bugaboo )

Bugaboo, the children's brand that introduced $1,000 strollers to the world, is recalling more than 50,000 of its Donkey and Cameleon models after finding a problem with the handle that poses a falling and choking hazard to children.

The Dutch company said a button on the stroller's carrycot or seat carry handle can disengage and cause the handle to detach, which can injure tots. The voluntary recall affects about 46,300 strollers in the U.S. and an additional 4,440 in Canada.

Bugaboo said it has received 58 reports of handles detaching, but so far they've heard of no injuries. Customers should remove the handle from strollers immediately and contact Bugaboo for a free replacement handle, the company said.

The pricey strollers were sold at retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Toys R Us and online retailers, including Bugaboo.com.

The Bugaboo Donkey, best known for its ability to convert from a single stroller into a side-by-side double, was sold from January 2011 to December 2012. It retailed for $1,200 to $1,600. The Cameleon was sold between September 2009 and June 2012 for around $980.

Below are the affected serial numbers, which can be found under the stroller's carrycot or seat.

Cameleon:

Serial Number 04011090900001 to 04031101009999            

Serial Number 08011090900001 to 08021100800386               

Serial Number 140100093600531 to 140103123350418

Donkey:

Serial Number 170101105300001 to 170104130900500

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Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/01/15/5116166/bugaboo-recalls-strollers-due.html#storylink=c

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