Nearly 700,000 baby strollers recalled with reports of children falling to the ground
(KUTV) Britax, a stroller and car seat manufacturer, issued a recall last week of its B-Agile and BOB Motion strollers due to damage to the Click & Go receiver mounts.
Today reported that nearly 700,000 units have been affected by the defect.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commision, the stollers were sold between May 2011 and February 2017. They were available at Babies R Us, buy buy Baby, Target and other stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com, albeebaby.com, buybuybaby.com, diapers.com, ToysRUs.com and other websites. They are also subject to recall in Canada and Mexico.
According to the recall website, the company received reports that the car seats were disconnecting and falling from the stroller frames.
The safety commision website said Britax has received 33 reports of car seats unexpectedly disconnecting from the strollers and falling to the ground, resulting in 26 reports of injuries to children, including scratches, bruises, cuts and bumps to the head. In addition, Britax is aware of 1,337 reports of strollers with damaged Click & Go receiver mounts.
The site said:
You should immediately stop using your B-Agile and BOB Motion stroller as a travel system, however, it is safe to use your stroller in the recline-mode for infants.
The website advised:
- Do not return product to the retailer.
- Dispose of your Click & Go receivers.
- For single stroller only – before installing remedy kit, review the printed instructions. A video is also available for your convenience.
Britax has received reports of damaged Click & Go receiver mounts on the stroller frames which may cause the attached car seats to unexpectedly disconnect and fall. After a thorough investigation of these incident reports, Britax found that damage to the stroller frame can occur when the stroller is stowed or dropped while the Click & Go receivers are still attached.
The company stated on their website that "it is safe to use your stroller in the recline-mode for infants."