More than 700,000 Strollers Recalled for Fall Hazards
Child Safety Inc. has recalled more than 700,000 of its Britax strollers with Click & Go receive mounts due to a fall hazard. According to a CNN news report, so far the company has received 33 reports of car seats detaching from the stroller without warning and falling. There have been 26 injuries reported including scratches, bruises, cuts and bumps to the head. There have also been 1,337 reports of damage to the Click & Go receiver mount used to connect the car seats to the strollers.
The recalled models include Britax B-Agile and BOB Motion strollers when they are used with a travel system with a car seat carrier. The recall includes 676,000 strollers sold in the United States and an additional 41,000 strollers sold in Canada and Mexico. The recalled products are “folding, single or double occupant strollers” with Click & Go receive mounts that help attach the car seat carrier to the stroller frame. A complete list of the recalled strollers can be found on the cpsc.gov/recalls website on the Britax recall website.
The strollers involved in this recall have been sold since May 2011 in stores nationwide including Babies R Us, Buy Buy Bay and Target as well as online at Amazon.com and other sites. If you have these strollers as travel systems at home, you are asked to stop using them immediately. The stroller can still be used in fully reclined mode for an infant without the car seat attached to the stroller. The company is recommending throwing away the Click & Go receiver and replacing it with a free repair kit it is providing. For more information, call 1-844-227-0300.
Buying Safe Products for Your Children
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were about 65,800 nursery product-related injuries among children under 5 in 2015 that required treatment in hospital emergency rooms. There are a number of steps parents and caregivers can take to ensure that they are buying safe products for their children:
- Try not to buy your child’s car seat or stroller used or second-hand. If the car seat has already been in an accident, it might have been weakened by the impact and may not hold up in the next one.
- Check the CPSC’s website for recall information before you shop for children’s products.
- When you place a child seat be sure it’s on stable ground to prevent fall hazards.
If your child has been injured as the result of a defective product contact an experienced product defect lawyer to obtain more information about pursuing your legal rights.