Broken Finger, Amputation and Injuries Prompt Britax Stroller Recall
02/02/2014 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley // (press release)
New York, N.Y.—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and Britax has voluntarily recalled B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers due to partial fingertip amuptations risks. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on January 30, 2013.
The baby strollers were recalled after discovering that the folding mechanism can cause fingertip amputations and severe laerations, as well as having the ability to break fingertips when pressing the release button while pulling the release strap.
A total of 216,000 strollers in the United States and 8,800 strollers in Canada are involved in the recalled.
“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.“, the CPSC reported.
The defect has resulted in one partial fingertip amputation, one broken finger and severe finger lacerations.
Consumers are advised to contact Britax for a free repair kit.
For more information concerning the recall, please 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. Recall information is also available at the company’s website, www.britaxusa.com or www.bobgear.com.
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