Britax RECALLS 225,000 Strollers Due to Partial Fingertip Amputation Hazard

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission(and Health Canada), in cooperation with Britax Child Safety Inc., today announced a voluntary recall of about 225, 000 B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers because 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.

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

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.

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Parents are being asked to stop using the recalled strollers immediately and contact Britax; toll-free at (866) 204-1665 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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.




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  1. Julia says:

    Thanks for the heads up! We have this stroller and love it. I just registered to get the hinge cover. The installation doesn’t look too bad http://www.britaxstrollerrecall.com/videos/Hinge%20Cover%20Kit%20Installation.mp4

  2. Karen says:

    ughh! We have the double, and also love it. Too bad about this recall.

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