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Britax Recalls Strollers and Replacement Top Seats

  • 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
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.
Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
January 21, 2016
Units:
About 49,000 in the U.S. (in addition, 11,000 were sold in Canada)
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.

Recall Details

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

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.

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.

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
Recall number:
16-080
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