Recall Alert! Bugaboo Cameleon3 Strollers

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The CPSC announced a recall of the Bugaboo Cameleon3 strollers in the United States and Canada. Over 9,200 strollers have been recalled so far in the United States and close to 1,000 have been recalled in Canada. A recall has been issued because the stroller’s carrying handle can break and detach, which poses a fall hazard for young children.

Here’s what you need to know:

The stroller has an aluminum and plastic frame with rubberized wheels, a removable seat, bassinet and “U”-shaped carry handle. The stroller has a sun canopy, is also sold in a variety of colors and the words “Bugaboo” and “Cameleon3″ are visible on a fabric tag on the side of the sun canopy. The serial numbers listed in the recall range from:19010, 11153, 00001 to 19010, 51248, 00215. Serial numbers are printed on the horizontal bar of the stroller’s chassis, beneath the seat.  So far, over 16 reports of carry handles breaking have been recorded but no injuries have been sustained.

The Cameleon3 Stroller is sold at stores nationwide: BuyBuyBaby, Toys R Us, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and online at Bugaboo.com. It was sold from September 2012 to March 2013 for anywhere from $889 to $1,600.

If you own a recalled stroller, immediately remove the carry handle from the stroller’s bassinet (or seat) and contact Bugaboo for a free replacement handle. You can continue to use the seat/bassinet while you wait for the replacement to arrive, but only when the seat/bassinet is attached to the chassis. You should not use the seat or bassinet separate from the chassis.

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