Britax Issues Volluntary Recall of 14,900 Blink Strollers Due to Risk of Fingertip Amputations and Lacerations

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Britax Child Safety, yesterday announced a voluntary recall of about 14,900 Britax “Blink” Umbrella Strollers because the hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller.

This 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.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Britax at (888) 427-4829 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at to receive free stroller hinge covers.

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