Bugaboo Americas has issued a nation-wide recall involving over 10,000 units of the Cameleon3 stroller model, due to a potential fall hazard caused by the carrying handle detaching while the removable seat is being carried. Bugaboo has received 16 reports of handles breaking, none of which have resulted in injury. Strollers included in the recall have serial numbers from 19010 11153 00001 to 19010 51248 00215. Serial numbers are printed on a horizontal bar of the stroller’s chassis beneath the seat. 9,200 of these were sold in the U.S. and 960 in Canada. In order to remedy the situation, Bugaboo is recommending consumers immediately remove the carry handle from the stroller’s bassinet or seat and contact Bugaboo for a free replacement handle. While awaiting the replacement handle, consumers can continue to use the seat or bassinet when attached to the chassis but should not attempt to use the seat or bassinet separate from the chassis.
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A two-vehicle crash in Springfield sent a 1 year old to the hospital after her car seat was ejected.
Cindy Wells, 45, of Springfield, said she was driving south on Kansas Expressway and making a left-hand turn onto Hovey Street. Wells, who was driving a 1986 Bronco, said she was hit by another car.
The baby was in a forward facing car seat but was thrown out of the back of the vehicle during the wreck.
“The only thing we could figure is that the pressure on the seatbelt caused the lock to disengage,” Wells said.
Fortunately, no one in the accident was seriously injured including the baby, who was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
There are several lessons to be learned from this accident. First of all, it is imperative that car seats are properly installed. Failing to properly install a car seat can result in serious injuries to your children. One should consult an expert if they have any questions regarding proper installation. Secondly, one should make sure the product they are using to keep their child free from harm is a safe product. There are many dangerous and defective products on the market. In order to avoid purchasing a dangerous or defective productive, make sure and conduct your own research before purchase.