216K Strollers Recalled Over Amputation Risk
200K pacifiers also being recalled over choking hazard
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 31, 2014 8:14 AM CST
BRITAX B-AGILE strollers   (PRNewsFoto/BRITAX Child Safety Inc.)

(Newser) – Britax is recalling about 216,000 strollers because of a risk to partially amputate fingertips, break fingers, or cause severe lacerations, among other injuries, when pressing the release button while pulling on the release strap. Britax of Fort Mill, SC, has received eight reports of incidents including one partial fingertip amputation, one broken finger, and severe finger lacerations. The B-Agile, B-Agile Double, and BOB Motion single and double strollers were sold from May 2011 to June 2013 for $250 to $450.

Consumers should stop using the strollers immediately and contact Britax for a free repair kit at (866) 204-1665, or visit www.britaxusa.com or www.bobgear.com. Another baby product recall: 200,000 pacifiers, over choking concerns. The Consumerist reports the Fred & Friends novelty pacifiers included in the recall are Chill Baby Artiste (features a mustache and beard), Panic (features a panic button), and Volume (features a volume knob). The concern is that parts can come loose, but no injuries have been reported yet. They were sold last year, from April through December. Fred & Friends has more information about how to get a refund, or you can call the company at (855) 346-6372.

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Feb 1, 2014 12:38 AM CST
At $450 you would think it was the Royal Royce of strollers (Bottle warmer, auto baby changer, optional breast pump)!
Jan 31, 2014 9:31 AM CST
So that is about 1 in 27,000 stroller users had "some incident" and 1 in 216,000 had part of a fingertip cut. I say the stroller user needs to be more carful when folding the stroller around children. The same safety group should concentrate on a typical kids bicycle where it is loaded with accidents waiting to happen. A little finger can slip in most anywhere....but then again safety isn't really the main concern now is it?
Jan 31, 2014 9:21 AM CST
Newser is freaking me out today. Men falling into wood chippers. Escalators killing. Strollers amputating. What next?