“Because we’re committed to creating the safest products for children, Britax is conducting a voluntary safety recall on its Blink stroller. The recall is in response to a potential risk of harm when a consumer opens or closes the stroller. No injuries have been reported, but as an extra precaution Britax will provide free remedy kits to all registered Blink owners. We encourage all Blink owners to visit www.BlinkRecall.com or call the Britax information line at 888-427-4829 for further instructions.”
–Jon Chamberlain, president of Britax
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Britax Child Safety, Inc., today announced a voluntary recall of about 14,900 Britax Blink Umbrella Strollers. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Hazard: The stroller’s hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves all Britax “Blink” single umbrella strollers. “Blink” is printed on the metal frame on both sides of the stroller, below the hand grips. The recalled “Blink” strollers have model numbers U261813, U261814, U261815, U261816, U261817, U271813, U271817 and U271815 and were manufactured between May 2009 and September 2009. The model number and manufacturing date can be found on a white label on the stroller frame, near the bottom of the stroller basket.
Sold at: Buy Buy Baby and other juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide in the U.S. and Canada and on the Web at www.Amazon.com, www.babiesrus.com, www.Target.com and www.Diapers.com from July 2009 through February 2010 for about $150.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Britax to receive free stroller hinge covers.