Britax Recalls Strollers and Replacement Top Seats Due to Choking Hazard

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.

Recall date: January 21, 2016
Recall number: 16-080
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    Britax B-Ready stroller with foam padded arm bar

  • Britax B-Ready stroller date of manufacture sticker location

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    Britax B-Ready stroller date of manufacture sticker location

  • Britax Stroller Replacement top seat with date of manufacture sticker location

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    Britax Stroller Replacement top seat with date of manufacture sticker location

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Britax B-Ready strollers

Hazard:

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.

Consumer Contact:

Britax at 800-683-2045 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET on Friday, by email at Britax.Recall@britax.com or online at www.us.britax.com and click on Safety Notice at the top right, or  www.B-ReadyRecall.com for more information.

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Recall Details

In conjunction with

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Units

About 49,000 in the U.S. (in addition, 11,000 were sold in Canada)

Description

This recall involves Britax B-Ready strollers and B-Ready replacement top seats that were sold separately. 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.  The stroller’s model number and date of manufacture are 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.

 

Model numbers and dates of manufacture included in this recall are as follows:

 

Britax Strollers and Replacement Top Seats

Model Numbers

Dates of Manufacture (YYYY/MM/DD)

 

B-Ready Strollers

U281767, U281768, U281771, U281772, U281773, U281774, U281784, U281792,

U281793, U281794, U281795, U281796, U281797

 

April 1, 2010 (2010/04/01)

 

through

 

Dec. 31, 2012 (2012/12/31)

 

 

B-Ready replacement top seats

S845600, S845700, S845800, S845900, S855000, S855100, S856600, S870200, S870300, S870600

Incidents/Injuries

Britax has received 117 reports of children biting the arm bar foam padding, including five reports of children choking or gagging on foam fragments.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately remove the arm bar from recalled strollers and replacement top seats and contact Britax for a free black, zippered arm bar cover and a warning label to apply to the strollers and replacement top seats. Consumers can continue to use their strollers without the arm bar attached.

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 January 2016 for about $500 for the stroller. The replacement top seats were sold by Britax from April 2010 through January 2016 for about $150.

Importer(s)

Britax Child Safety Inc., of Fort Mill, S.C.

Manufactured in

China

  • Britax B-Ready stroller with foam padded arm bar

  • Britax B-Ready stroller date of manufacture sticker location

  • Britax Stroller Replacement top seat with date of manufacture sticker location