January 30, 2014: Britax Recalls Strollers Due to Amputation Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Britax Child Safety Inc., has announced a voluntary recall of the B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers. About 216,000 in the United States and 8,800 in Canada are being recalled.
What’s the Deal?
Britax has determined that the hinge on the B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion stroller’s folding mechanism poses a fingertip amputation hazard when they press the release button while pulling on the release strap. The hinge can also break fingers or cause severe lacerations, among other injuries. Britax has received eight incident reports, including one partial fingertip amputation, one broken finger and severe finger lacerations.
Do You Own It?
The recall involves Britax B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers. The following model numbers are affected: 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. Consumers can find the model number and the manufacture date in YYYY/MM/DD format on the label located on the inside of the stroller’s metal frame near the right rear wheel. The single and double strollers were sold in various color schemes, including black, red, kiwi, sandstone, navy and orange.
These strollers were sold in 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 Should You Do?
If you own a Britax stroller included in this recall, consumers should stop using the recalled strollers immediately and contact Britax to receive a free repair kit.
Consumers can call Britax toll-free at (866) 204-1665 from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM ET Monday through Thursday and 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Friday, visit the company’s websites at www.britaxusa.com or www.bobgear.com and click on “Safety Notice” at the top right corner or on “Learn More” at the bottom center of the page, or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
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