The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in conjunction with Britax Child Safety Inc., of Fort Mill, S.C., has announced a voluntary recall of about 60,000(49,000 in the U.S plus 11,000 sold in Canada) Britax B-Ready Bumper Bars because the foam padding on the stroller’s arm bar can come off in fragments if the child bites the arm bar, posing a choking hazard.
Britax has received 117 reports of children biting the arm bar foam padding, including five reports of children choking or gagging on foam fragments.
This recall involves Britax B-Ready strollers and B-Ready replacement top seats that were sold separately. The B-Ready strollers have a silver or black frame with a solid-colored top seat in a variety of colors.
The Britax logo is on the stroller’s side hinges and foot rest. B-Ready is printed on the sides of the stroller frame. The stroller’s model number and date of manufacture are printed on a label on the stroller’s frame between the front wheels or on the inside frame that connects to the back right wheel. The replacement top seats were sold separately in a variety of colors and fit into the stroller’s frame. The replacement top seat’s model number and date of manufacture are printed on a black label on the right side tube above the adjuster button, under the fabric cover.
Model numbers and dates of manufacture included in this recall are as follows:
|Britax Strollers and Replacement Top Seats||Model Numbers||Dates of Manufacture (YYYY/MM/DD)|
|U281767, U281768, U281771, U281772, U281773, U281774, U281784, U281792,
U281793, U281794, U281795, U281796, U281797
April 1, 2010 (2010/04/01)
Dec. 31, 2012 (2012/12/31)
B-Ready replacement top seats
|S845600, S845700, S845800, S845900, S855000, S855100, S856600, S870200, S870300, S870600|
Consumers should immediately remove the arm bar from recalled strollers and replacement top seats and contact Britax at 800-683-2045 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. ET M- T and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET on Friday, by email at Britax.Recall@britax.com or online at www.us.britax.com and click on Safety Notice at the top right, or www.B-ReadyRecall.com for more on how to receive a free black, zippered arm bar cover and a warning label to apply to the strollers and replacement top seats. Consumers can continue to use their strollers without the arm bar attached.