Baby Stroller Recall
Written by Faith Anderson on February 3, 2014
225,000 Britax Baby Strollers Recalled Over Amputation Hazard
Consumers using recalled Britax baby strollers may be at risk for serious injuries, including partial fingertip amputation, broken fingers and severe lacerations.
A baby stroller recall announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on January 30 affects approximately 216,000 Britax strollers in the United States and 8,800 in Canada that may pose a risk of partial fingertip amputation during use. According to the CPSC’s recall announcement, when consumers press the release button on the stroller while pulling on the release strap, their fingers may get caught in the hinge on the stroller’s folding mechanism, putting them at risk for injuries like partial fingertip amputation, broken fingers or severe lacerations. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury caused by a defective baby stroller or another potentially dangerous consumer product, contact a reputable attorney in your area to discuss your legal options.
Britax Baby Strollers Affected by Recall
The baby strollers affected by the Britax recall include B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers sold in various color schemes, including red, black, kiwi, navy, orange and sandstone. The recalled strollers were manufactured in China between March 2011 and June 2013, and have the following model numbers:
- U341763 (B-Agile)
- U341764 (B-Agile)
- U341782 (B-Agile)
- U341783 (B-Agile)
- U361818 (B-Agile Double)
- U391820 (BOB Motion)
- U391821 (BOB Motion)
- U391822 (BOB Motion)
The baby strollers affected by the CPSC recall were imported by Britax Child Safety Inc. and sold at major retailers and juvenile products stores nationwide, as well as online at Amazon.com, albeebaby.com, buybuybaby.com, diapers.com, ToysRUs.com, and other online retailers between May 2011 and June 2013, for between $250 and $450. The model numbers and manufacture date can be found on a label located on the inside of the stroller’s metal frame, near the right rear wheel.
Contact a Defective Stroller Attorney in Your Area
Although no babies or young children have suffered injuries caused by the recalled Britax strollers, the company has received eight incident reports involving parents and/or caregivers. The injury reports include one broken finger, one partial fingertip amputation and numerous severe finger lacerations. Consumers in possession of a recalled Britax stroller are advised to stop using the product immediately and contact Britax to receive a free repair kit. If you have been harmed by a defective product, like the recalled Britax baby strollers, our consumer advocates at the Consumer Justice Foundation can help. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers harmed by defective products, and can help put you in touch with a knowledgeable lawyer who has experience handling defective baby stroller claims in your area.
[box type=”note” align=”aligncenter” ]Source: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Strollers-Recalled-by-Britax/[/box]