225,000 Strollers Recalled by Britax Due to Partial Fingertip Amputation Hazard

britaxbagilerecall 225,000 Strollers Recalled by Britax Due to Partial Fingertip Amputation Hazard

RECALL ALERT!!

Approximately 225,000 Britax B-Agile (SINGLE AND DOUBLE) and BOB Motion strollers have been RECALLED in the US and Canada due to partial fingertip amputation hazard.

Here’s the scoop: NO KIDS OR BABIES HAVE BEEN INJURED!!  All the injuries have been parents/caregivers. Britax has received eight incident reports. Incidents include one partial fingertip amputation, one broken finger and severe finger lacerations.

The problem is that some adults have left their hand on the folding button (on the side) while pulling up the seat strap with the other hand. This caused the dangerous situation that their pinkie got caught in the hinge of the stroller when it closed and locked. Ouch!

The recall involves a couple pieces that they will send B-Agile and Motion owners that you attach to the frame to prevent that from happening. Even though no children have been hurt, this is something you want to fix! If you have one of the affected strollers, you want to get the repair kit!!

*All NEW B-Agiles (SINGLE AND DOUBLE!) and Motions that were manufactured since June 2013 already have the fix built in!

 

Name of product:

B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers

Hazard:

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.

Units

About 216,000 in the United States and 8,800 in Canada

Description

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.

Incidents/Injuries

Britax has received eight incident reports. Incidents include one partial fingertip amputation, one broken finger and severe finger lacerations.

Remedy

Consumers should stop using the recalled strollers immediately and contact Britax to receive a free repair kit.

Consumer 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, visit the company’s websites atwww.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-mailstrollerrecall@britax.com for more information.

Comments

  1. Carol Toledo-Gorra says

    I used to have one britax and I givet away because it was so heavy and once when I was trying to open it part of my skin in the leg get pinch with the frame and I get a big bruise and hematom for more than a month!

  2. Sara says

    Was that English, Carol?

    One of the great features of this stroller is that you really only need one hand to close the thing. You press the button, then pull the strap. I don’t know who would hold the button down while pulling the strap. Do car manufacturers call recalls because some person accidentally closed the car door on their hand? I think the answer is no. Accidents happen.

  3. Cheryl G says

    Listen I Don’t Believe A Word PPL Say About This Stroller Cause It’s An Unbelieveable Company That Stands By It’s Product And I Just Feel It’s PPL That Don’t Know How To Use The Product.. I Just Recently Purchased One The B-Agile Stroller In Red With The Car Seat Also & I Have No Problems With It My Husband Loves It.. So I Know Britax Will Do The Right Thing By Their Customers..

  4. Sheila says

    This is the easiest folding and one of the lightest weight folding strollers on the market. I’m shocked there have been accidents regarding the folding mechanism. I use it every day (for 16 months) and have never encountered this issue.

  5. Cherie C. says

    I agree that this stroller is super easy to use/fold and light weight. I’ve used the single b-agile for 2 years with no issues.

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