June 23, 2011: Britax Recalls B-Nimble Strollers
About 20,800 strollers have been recalled due to risk of brake failure.
Many styles of stroller are included in this recall. Image here represents just one.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Britax Child Safety Inc., of Charlotte, North Carolina, have recalled about 20,800 (800 in Canada) B-Nimble strollers. An audible click heard when the brake pedal is pressed can give a false impression that the brake is fully engaged when it is not. When the brake is not engaged, the stroller can move unexpectedly posing a risk of injury to the child occupant.
Britax has received seven reports of the brake not being fully engaged. No injuries have been reported.
Do You Own This Product?
This recall involves B-Nimble umbrella strollers manufactured on or after August 1, 2010. Strollers included in the recall have model numbers U311771, U311773, U311775, and U311780. The date of manufacture labels and model numbers can be found on the lower frame/tube on either the left or the right side. The strollers were sold in a variety of colors including black and silver, Cowmooflage (black and white), green, and red. The strollers sold at juvenile product and mass merchandise stores nationwide and online retailers between September 2010 and June 2011 for about $200.
Whom to Contact
Consumers should immediately stop using their strollers and contact Britax for information and to request an improved replacement stroller. Consumers who resume use of their strollers while awaiting the replacement should always ensure that the brake is fully engaged. For additional information, contact Britax toll-free at (888) 427-4829 between 9 AM and 5 PM EST, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.britaxusa.com.
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