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Britax Recalls B-Nimble Strollers Due to Risk of Brake Failure

  • Picture of recalled stroller
Name of Product:
B-Nimble Strollers
Hazard:

An audible click heard when the brake pedal is pressed can give a false impression that the brake is fully engaged when it is not. When the brake is not engaged, the stroller can move unexpectedly posing a risk of injury to the child occupant.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
June 23, 2011
Units:
About 20,000 in the United States and 800 in Canada
Consumer Contact

For additional information, contact Britax toll-free at (888) 427-4829 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and, or visit the firm's website at www.britaxusa.com

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves B-Nimble umbrella strollers manufactured on or after August 1, 2010. Strollers included in the recall have model numbers U311771, U311773, U311775 and U311780. The date of manufacture labels and model numbers can be found on the lower frame/tube on either the left or the right side. The strollers were sold in a variety of colors including black and silver, Cowmooflage (black and white), green and red.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using their strollers and contact Britax for information and to request an improved replacement stroller. Consumers who resume use of their strollers while awaiting the replacement should always ensure that the brake is fully engaged.

Incidents/Injuries:

Britax has received seven reports of the brake not being fully engaged. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

Juvenile product and mass merchandise stores nationwide and online retailers between September 2010 and June 2011 for about $200.

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

Britax Child Safety Inc., of Charlotte, N.C.

Recall number:
11-256
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