Strollers Recalled by Britax Due to Partial Fingertip Amputation Hazard
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Recall date: January 30, 2014
Recall number: 14-098
Name of product:
B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers
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.
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 email@example.com for more information.
UnitsAbout 216,000 in the United States and 8,800 in Canada
DescriptionThis 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/InjuriesBritax has received eight incident reports. Incidents include one partial fingertip amputation, one broken finger and severe finger lacerations.
RemedyConsumers should stop using the recalled strollers immediately and contact Britax to receive a free repair kit.
Sold atMajor 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.
ImporterBritax Child Safety Inc., of Fort Mill, S.C.
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