Recall of the Week: B-Agile, B-Agile Double, and BOB Motion Britax strollers due to partial finger amputation hazard
Britax Child Safety Inc. is recalling about 216,000 B-Agile, B-Agile Double, and BOB Motion strollers in the United States and 8,800 in Canada
The hinge on the stroller’s folding mechanism can partially amputate consumers’ fingertips, break their fingers, cause severe lacerations, or other injuries when they press the release button while pulling on the release strap, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
Britax has received eight reports or injury. They include one partial fingertip amputation, one broken finger, and severe finger lacerations.
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 a label located on the inside of the stroller’s metal frame near the right rear wheel.
The strollers were sold at major 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.
Consumers should stop using the recalled strollers immediately and contact Britax to receive a free repair kit, the company and commission advise.
For more information, call Britax 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, 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 protected].
For details on other recalls, call www.recalls.gov.