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Britax Recalling Strollers That Pose Choking Hazards

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, and other websites from April 2010 through January 2016.

As 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.