Recall: Britax B-Ready Strollers
On 2016-01-21, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Britax B-Ready Strollers due to a potential choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2010 for about $150 to $500.
About 50,000 units are involved in this Britax stroller recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Strollers category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 50 similar recalls,
involving about 13 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The foam padding on the stroller's arm bar can come off in fragments if the child bites the arm bar, posing a choking hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Britax B-Ready strollers and B-Ready replacement top seats that were sold separately. The B-Ready strollers have a silver or black frame with a solid-colored top seat in a variety of colors. The Britax logo is on the stroller's side hinges and foot rest. B-Ready is printed on the sides of the stroller frame. The stroller's model number and date of manufacture are printed on a label on the stroller's frame between the front wheels or on the inside frame that connects to the back right wheel. The replacement top seats were sold separately in a variety of colors and fit into the stroller's frame. The replacement top seat's model number and date of manufacture are printed on a black label on the right side tube above the adjuster button, under the fabric cover. Model numbers and dates of manufacture included in this recall are as follows:
|Britax Strollers and Replacement Top Seats||Model Numbers||Dates of Manufacture (YYYY/MM/DD)|
|B-Ready Strollers||U281767, U281768, U281771, U281772, U281773, U281774, U281784, U281792, U281793, U281794, U281795, U281796, U281797||April 1, 2010 (2010/04/01) through Dec. 31, 2012 (2012/12/31)|
|B-Ready replacement top seats||S845600, S845700, S845800, S845900, S855000, S855100, S856600, S870200, S870300, S870600|
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/56654r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Babies R Us, buybuy Baby, Target and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Diapers.com and other websites from April 2010 through January 2016 for about $500 for the stroller. The replacement top seats were sold by Britax from April 2010 through January 2016 for about $150.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately remove the arm bar from recalled strollers and replacement top seats and contact Britax for a free black, zippered arm bar cover and a warning label to apply to the strollers and replacement top seats. Consumers can continue to use their strollers without the arm bar attached.
Britax at 800-683-2045 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET on Friday, by email at Britax.Recall@britax.com or online at www.us.britax.com and click on Safety Notice at the top right, or www.B-ReadyRecall.com for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Britax has received 117 reports of children biting the arm bar foam padding, including five reports of children choking or gagging on foam fragments.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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