Bugaboo recalled, not like YOU need to know
Well, ok, maybe you care, but it's just for the beautiful, beautiful irony. It turns out that the Bugaboo, while stylish, beloved by celebrities and Upper East Side parents, and expensive, isn't immune from safety concerns. The CPSC and Bugaboo North America are issuing a recall for the Bugaboo Bee, why? because "One or both sides of the brakes can fail, causing a stroller to unexpectedly roll away on an incline. This can pose a risk of injury to the child occupant." This has happened at least 121 times, although no injuries have been reported (so I can continue to enjoy this news without worry of a mean spirit: no babies were harmed in the making of this story).
Bugaboo makes more expensive strollers, up to $900, so maybe you're bargain conscious and decided you'd rather own the same brand as, say, Jennifer Garner, but only spend 60% as much (we'll get into why that's an unfortunate rationalization another time). If you are the owner of a Bugaboo, here's the recall scoop: the dangerous units are Bugaboo Bee strollers with item code 580210 on a label on the back of the seat and item code 50100 on a label on the plastic support under the seat. The strollers were sold in blue, dark khaki, pink, red, yellow, and black from August 2007 to August 2009 for about $530. You should contact Bugaboo for a repair kit, although something tells me those who buy half-a-mortgage-payment strollers aren't exactly DIY types.