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Britax recalls Strollers Due to Partial Fingertip Amputation Hazard

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports strollers recalled by Britax Child Safety Inc. because the hinge can partially amputate customer’s fingertips, break fingers and or cause lacerations, among other injuries, when they press the release button while pulling on the release strap.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recalled Britax B-Agile stroller.

Recalled Britax B-Agile stroller.

Product Information

Name of Product: B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers

Hazard: 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.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Britax; toll-free at 866.204.1665 from 8:30am to 6:00pm ET Monday through Thursday and 8:30am to 5:00pm 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 strollerrecall@britax.com for more information.

Units: About 216,000 in the United States and 8,800 in Canada

Description: This recall involves 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.

Incidents/Injuries: Britax has received eight incident reports. Incidents include one partial fingertip amputation, one broken finger and severe finger lacerations.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled strollers immediately and contact Britax to receive a free repair kit.

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 $250.00 and $450.00.

Importer: Britax Child Safety Inc., of Fort Mill, SC.

Manufactured in: China

About the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually.

CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at 800.638.2772 or teletypewriter at 301.595.7054 for the hearing impaired.


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