Fri, Apr 8, 2011 1:52:47 PM
Britax is recalling three models of its strollers after several reports of broken fingers, cuts and at least one fingertip amputation.
The company is recalling about 225,000 B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers. The hinge on the stroller’s folding mechanism can partially amputate consumers’ fingertips, break their fingers or cause severe lacerations, among other injuries, when they press the release button while pulling on the release strap.
Britax has received eight reports of injuries, including one partial fingertip amputation, one broken finger and several severe finger lacerations.
The recalled strollers were sold at stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, albeebaby.com, buybuybaby.com, diapers.com and ToysRUs.com from May 2011 through June 2013. The strollers sold for $250 to $450.
Consumers should stop using the recalled strollers immediately and contact Britax to receive a free repair kit.
Britax Toll-free Number: (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.
Britax Websites: www.britaxusa.com or www.bobgear.com. Click on “Safety Notice” at the top right corner or on “Learn More” at the bottom center of the page, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.