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Recall Alert: Britax Strollers Recalled Due to Amputation Hazard

On January 30, 2014, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Britax USA, announced the voluntary recall of Britax’s popular infant stroller due to a partial fingertip amputation hazard. It is reported that the stroller’s folding mechanism can partially amputate consumer’s fingertips, break their fingers or cause severe lacerations, among other injuries.

Three Britax strollers are subject to this recall: the Britax-B agile, the Britax B-agile double, and the Britax BOB motion stroller.

These strollers have been sold at major retailers and juvenile products stores nationwide, as well as online at,,,,, and other retailers. These strollers were sold from May 2011 through June 2013 at an approximate sale price ranging between $250 and $450.

Consumers with one of these strollers should inspect the unit and look for 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 for your product can be found on a label located inside of the stroller’s metal frame near the right rear wheel.  The single and double strollers have also been sold in various color schemes including black, red, kiwi, sandstone, navy and orange.

Consumers are urged to immediately stop using any affected infant stroller, and to contact Britax toll-free at (866)-204-1665 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET on Friday or online at

As a parent, child safety advocate, and trial lawyer, I am continually troubled by the fact that manufacturers continue to sell products that endanger the lives of children and their parents. Manufacturers, in their zeal to get products on the market, often cut corners and overlook safety when designing and manufacturing products. Manufacturers have an obligation and opportunity to thoroughly assess product safety before the launch of a product.  It should not take someone getting injured for a manufacturer to make a product safe.