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Britax strollers recalled after partial finger amputation

The Britax B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers, seen above, are being recalled due to finger injury hazards.
January 30, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
Britax is recalling several of its stroller models following reports of injuries, including a partial finger amputation.

The recall involves the Britax B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers. The problem is with the hinge on the strollers' folding mechanism.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the hinge can partially amputate consumers' fingertips, break their fingers or cause severe lacerations when they press the release button while pulling on the release strap.

The company says it has received eight reports of injuries including one partial fingertip amputation, one broken finger and severe finger lacerations.

The models involved in the recall 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:

  • B-Agile Strollers: U341763, U341764, U341782 and U341783
  • B-Agile Double Strollers: U361818 or U361819
  • BOB Motion Strollers: U391820, U391821 and U391822

The model number and the manufacture date can be found on the label located on the inside of the stroller's metal frame near the right rear wheel.

The strollers were sold at major retailers nationwide and online line 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.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission advises consumers to stop using the recalled strollers immediately and contact Britax to receive a free repair kit.

You can contact Britax toll-free at (866) 204-1665 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 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 "Learn More" at the bottom center of the page, or e-mail strollerrecall@britax.com for more information.


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