On February 16, a large-scale recall was announced on popular Britax strollers
that use the Click & Go receivers to produce a portable system. The
recalled models are the BOB Motion and B-Agile Strollers, but are said
to be dangerous only when the car seat is attached to the stroller. Britax
assures consumers that the strollers are safe when fully reclined for
infants, and the car seats safe when not attached to the stroller base.
A total of 676,000 stroller systems were included in the safety recall.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported 33 separate instances of
the Britax car seats separating from the stroller bases, causing the system
to collapse unexpectedly to the ground. The defect involves a fracture
forming in the Click & Go receiver mount. Britax found that damage
to the stroller frame can occur when the strollers is stored or dropped
while the Click & Go receives are still attached. The damaged click
and go receive mounts on the stroller frame can cause the attached car
seat to disengage unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard.
26 of those 33 reports resulted in bruises, scratches, cuts, and bumps
to children. The CPSC is aware of at least 1,337 additional reports of
dangerous strollers affected by the same safety issue.
You can confirm if your stroller is included in this recall by visiting
us.britax.com/recall, where a complete list of model numbers are listed. All colors are included
in this recall.
If your stroller is included in the stroller recall, Britax asks that you
not return the product to the retail location where it was purchased.
Instead, remove your Click & Go receiver parts and throw them away.
Contact the Britax Customer Service line to request replacement Click
& Go receive parts, which are simple to install. An instructional
video can be found on the Britax website.
All parties involved in this Britax recall have child safety in mind, as
do the staff members and attorneys at Jones & Swanson. If your child
has experienced serious injuries as a result of a defect or recall such
as this one, it is important to seek medical attention right away. It
can be difficult to know when a child is seriously injured without the
assistance of a professional, so we urge you to be extra precautious.
For more information about
product recalls, call us today at 770-427-5498.