Scary News: Strollers Recalled Over Finger Amputation Hazards!

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First the pacifier recall from earlier today, and now another one that’s so scary, we’re shuddering just thinking about it!

Britax has recalled more than 200,000 B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers because of “partial finger amputation hazard,” which is a fancy way of saying you could lose part of your finger when you take your baby out for a walk. 
The company has already received 8 injury reports including a partial finger amputation and a broken finger, according to the CPSC.
Here’s the problem: The hinge on the stroller’s folding mechanism can cause severe finger injuries – partial amputation, broken bones and cuts – when parents press the release button while pulling
on the release strap.
Product description: The recall involves involves Britax B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers. The
single and double strollers were sold in various color schemes,
including black, red, kiwi, sandstone, navy and orange. 
They were
manufactured between March 2011 and June 2013 and have 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 and the manufacture date in YYYY/MM/DD format can be found on
label located on the inside of the stroller’s metal frame near the right
rear wheel. 
Where they were sold: The strollers were sold at major retailers and juvenile products stores nationwide, and online at
Amazon.com, albeebaby.com, buybuybaby.com, diapers.com, ToysRUs.com and
other online retailers from May 2011 through June 2013 for between $250
and $450.
Consumers should stop using the recalled strollers immediately and contact Britax to receive a free repair kit.
For more information, contact Britax toll-free at (866) 204-1665 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET
Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, visit the
company’s websites at www.britaxusa.com  or www.bobgear.com and click on “Safety Notice” at the top right corner or on “Learn More” at the bottom center of the page, or e-mail strollerrecall@britax.com.

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