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Britax Strollers Recalled

Date:
January 30, 2014
Category:
Strollers
Company/Brand:
Britax Child Safety Inc.
The Danger:
The hinge on the stroller's folding mechanism can partially amputate consumers' fingertips, break their fingers or cause severe lacerations, among other injuries, when they press the release button while pulling on the release strap. Britax has received eight incident reports. Incidents include one partial fingertip amputation, one broken finger, and severe finger lacerations.
Description:
The recall involves about 216,000 Britax B-Agile, B-Agile Double, and BOB Motion strollers. The single and double strollers were sold in various color schemes, including black, red, kiwi, sandstone, navy and orange. They were manufactured between March 2011 and June 2013 and have the following model numbers: U341763, U341764, U341782 and U341783 for the B-Agile strollers; U361818 or U361819 for the B-Agile Double strollers; and U391820, U391821 and U391822 for the BOB Motion strollers. The model number and the manufacture date in YYYY/MM/DD format can be found on label located on the inside of the stroller's metal frame near the right rear wheel.
Sold At:
Major retailers and juvenile products stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com, albeebaby.com, buybuybaby.com, diapers.com, ToysRUs.com and other online retailers from May 2011 through June 2013 for between $250 and $450.
What To Do:
Stop using the recalled strollers immediately and contact Britax to receive a free repair kit. Customers can contact the company toll-free at (866) 204-1665, online at www.britaxusa.com or www.bobgear.com and click on Safety Notice, or e-mail strollerrecall@britax.com for more information.
For More Information:
cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Strollers-Recalled-by-Britax/