Heads up! Britax stroller users need to check this recall out because of serious finger injury potential.
Product description: This recall focuses on the Britax B-Agile, B-Agile Double or BOB Motion strollers that were manufactured between March 2011 and June 2013. These single and double strollers came in a variety of colors, including black, red, kiwi, sandstone, navy and orange.
The recalled strollers have the following model numbers that can be found on a label located on the inside of the stroller’s metal frame near the right rear wheel:
- B-Agile strollers: U341763, U341764, U341782 and U341783
- B-Agile Double strollers; U361818 or U361819
- BOB Motion strollers: U391820, U391821 and U391822
Where/when it was sold:These recalled strollers were sold at a variety of retailers as well as 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.
Reason for the recall: The folding mechanism hinge can partially amputate, break or severely lacerate consumers' fingers. Eight reports have been received by Britax, which include one partial fingertip amputation, one broken finger and several severe lacerations.
What you need to do: Consumers should stop using these recalled strollers immediately and contact Britax for a free repair kit.
Company information: You can 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. You can also 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. Additionally, you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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