February 10, 2010: Britax Recalls Umbrella Strollers
Many models of the 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 announced a voluntary recall of about 14,900 Britax “Blink” umbrella strollers. Of that number, 900 were sold in Canada. The stroller’s hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller. No injuries or incidents have been reported.
Do You Own This Product?
The recall involves all Britax “Blink” single umbrella strollers. “Blink” is printed on the metal frame on both sides of the stroller, below the hand grips. The recalled “Blink” strollers have model numbers U261813, U261814, U261815, U261816, U261817, U271813, U271817, and U271815 and were manufactured between May 2009 and September 2009. The model number and manufacturing date can be found on a white label on the stroller frame, near the bottom of the stroller basket.
The umbrella stroller sold at Buy Buy Baby and other juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide in the US and Canada and on the Web at www.Amazon.com, www.Babiesrus.com, www.Target.com, and www.Diapers.com from July 2009 through February 2010 for about $150.
The umbrella strollers were manufactured in China.
Whom to Contact
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Britax to receive free stroller hinge covers. For additional information, contact Britax toll-free at (888) 427-4829 between 8 AM and 5 PM EST Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.BlinkRecall.com.
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