On the heels of its massive car seat recall, Britax Child Safety Inc. is
warning parents that its strollers may also pose hidden dangers. The child
product company is recalling its B-Ready strollers due to a choking risk.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 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. Britax has received
117 reports of children biting the arm bar foam padding, including five
reports of children choking or gagging on foam fragments.
The recall involves 49,000 strollers and replacement top seats. They were
sold 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
described by the CPSC, 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. Consumers can find the stroller’s model number and date of
manufacture 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. The
specific models included in the recall can be found on the CPSC website.
Given the serious choking hazard, parents and caregivers should immediately
remove the arm bar from recalled strollers and replacement top seats.
Britax will provide a free black, zippered arm bar cover and a warning
label to apply to the strollers and replacement top seats. The company
advises that consumers can continue to use their strollers without the
arm bar attached.
If your child or someone you care about has suffered serious harm due to
a defective stroller or other children’s product, you may be entitled
to compensation. To discuss your injury claim, please contact
a San Diego product liability attorney at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage
for a free consultation.