Recall Alert! Britax B-Agile and BOB Motion

Photo: CPSC
Photo: CPSC

Stop using your B-Agile immediately! The CPSC, in conjunction with Britax, just announced a recall on 216,000 US and 8,800 Canadian B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion Strollers due to a terrifying hinge hazard. The hinge of the stroller’s holding mechanism can partially amputate a user’s fingertips, break their fingers or cause severe lacerations when the release button is pressed and they pull on the release strap. So far, Britax has received eight incident reports, with one including a partial fingertip amputation, one broken finger and several finger lacerations.

The recall includes the Britax B-Agile, B-Aigle Double and BOB Motion strollers. All three were sold in various colorways, including black, red, kiwi, sandstone, navy and orange. They were also manufactured between March of 2011 and June of 2013 with 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. Model numbers and manufacture dates can be found on the label just inside the stroller’s metal frame near the right rear wheel.

If you own any of the recalled models, stop using them immediately and contact Britax by phone (866-204-1665) to receive a free repair kit. You can also visit them online at BritaxUSA.com or BOBGear.com. For further information, click on the “Safety Notice” tab at the top right corner or the “Learn More” tab at the center of the page. Emails can also be sent directly to: StrollerRecall@Britax.com.

The strollers were sold at major (and juvenile) retailers nationwide, online at Amazon.com, albeebaby.com, buybuyBABY.com, Diapers.com, ToysRUs.com and a host of other retailers between May of 2011 and June of 2013 for anywhere between $250 and $450.

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