The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a stroller recall this past Thursday due to a partial fingertip amputation hazard. The hinge on the stroller’s folding mechanism can partially amputate a user’s fingers, break their fingers or cause severe lacerations when the release button is pressed while also pulling on the release strap. There have been eight incident reports received by the distributor that have involved one of these injuries.
The products recalled are the B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers manufactured in China and imported by Britax Child Safety Inc., of Fort Mill, SC. The units were manufactured between March of 2011 and June of 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. Major retailers for the product are Amazon.com, albeebaby.com, baybuy baby.com, diapers.com, ToysRUs.com and other online retailers.
Roughly 216,00 of the strollers have been sold in the United States with another 8,800 sold in Canada. If you purchased one of the strollers you are advised to stop using the stroller immediately and contact Britax for a free repair kit at www.britaxusa.com, phone number 1(866)204-1665.
While this recall concerns a hinge mechanism, the most common stroller related injuries are falls that result in a head injury. Many deaths occur when a child is left unattended to sleep in the carriage position. A child can slip feet first through a leg opening causing strangulation and suffocation.
If you or someone you know uses a stroller, always use the restraint systems and never leave the child unattended.