Safety warning for Bugaboo Cameleon pushchairPotential problems when used with Graco car seat

24 October 2011

Bugaboo Cameleon

The Bugaboo Cameleon travel system pushchair

Owners of the popular Bugaboo Cameleon travel system pushchair are being warned about a potential safety issue when the pushchair is used with certain accessories attached.

When the pushchair is used with a Graco car seat, Bugaboo car seat adaptor and Bugaboo wheeled board (which allows an older child to stand at the rear of the pushchair) there is a chance that the car seat can come loose and fall off the frame.

Find out more about travel system pushchairs in our guide. 

Bugaboo Cameleon problems - am I affected?

The problem is not expected to affect many UK consumers.

Bugaboo tells us that UK owners tend to buy Maxi-Cosi adaptors for their Cameleons.

No other Bugaboo models or car seat combinations are affected.

Bugaboo has issued further information about the safe use of the Bugaboo Cameleon on its website and says it has already contacted affected customers.

Correct car seat fitting

Bugaboo Cameleon - how not to use car seat

Incorrect fitting of a Graco car seat on the Bugaboo Cameleon frame

According to a safety warning, the Bugaboo Cameleon problem only occurs in the following circumstances.

  • When three accessories – Graco child car seat (all compatible models), the Bugaboo car seat adaptor (models 80401GC02 and  80400GC01) and Bugaboo wheeled board (model 85500WB01) - are all used together.
  • When the car seat is placed onto the frame incorrectly, in a ‘facing the world’ position, with the baby looking away from the parent.

There is no safety issue when the car seat is facing towards the pushchair handlebar, according to the safety alert. 

Popular Bugaboo pushchair

The Bugaboo Cameleon is a popular choice with parents looking for a stylish pushchair that’s sturdy and adaptable. 

It’s one of the more expensive pushchairs on the market, costing around £680.

You can read our full review of this pushchair in our Bugaboo Cameleon review now.

Bugaboo Cameleon - how to fit a car seat

The correct way to fit a Graco car seat onto the Bugaboo Cameleon frame

Second safety issue

This is the second safety issue to affect Bugaboo pushchairs in recent weeks.

Back in September Bugaboo halted sales of the Bugaboo Bee over problems with non-swiveling front wheels.

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