Many defective product attorneys have received word of product liability found in recalled strollers. The company Bugaboo is recalling about 22,500 defective strollers because of possible stroller brake failures. According to a news report in Consumeraffairs.com, Bugaboo has already received 121 reports of brakes failing in its Bee brand strollers. However, so far, no personal injuries have been reported as a result of this product defect. Bugaboo Bee strollers have the item code “580210” on a label on the back of the seat and the item code “50100” on a label on the plastic support under the seat. The strollers were apparently sold in various colors including blue, khaki, pink, red, yellow and black. The strollers, manufactured in Taiwan, were sold at children’s product retailers nationwide and online between August 2007 and April 2009 for about $530.
Those who own or use these recalled stroller product are asked to stop using them immediately and contact Bugaboo to receive a free repair kit. For more information, please call the company at 1-800-460-2922.
This product recall is one in a long line of children’s products that have been recalled just over the last year. Strollers and high chairs, are in fact, the most commonly used children’s products. Parents rely on these products to make their lives a little easier, especially if they are on the go. When parents buy these products for their children, they expect them to be safe. Safety is every parents’ first concern with any product they buy for their infants or toddlers.
However, very often companies — manufacturers or importers — who neglect product safety standards and cut corners to increase their profits, do not meet these expectations. A number of different brands of baby carriages and strollers (including popular brands such as Graco and Cosco) have been found with a wide range of defects such as parts coming loose or stroller collapse. These product defects can of course, cause extremely serious injuries to young children including head injuries and broken bones.
If your child has been personally injured as a result of a defective stroller or any other defective product, please consult with a California product defect attorney to find out more about your legal rights and options. In such cases, legal action not only helps compensate victims and their families, but also holds these defective product manufacturers accountable.