Britax Child Safety, Inc., has issued a voluntary recall, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada, of “Blink” Umbrella Strollers due to the risk of serious injury to a child when the stroller is being folded or unfolded.
The hinge mechanism on the stroller poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when folding and unfolding the strollers, according to a CPSC news release.
To this date, no injuries have been reported in connection to the recalled strollers.
The recall involves ALL Britax “Blink” umbrella strollers with the following model numbers: U261813, U261814, U261815, U261816, U261817, U271813, U271817 and U271815.
Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled strollers and to contact the company for a free remedy kit to correct the problem.
Call Britax at (888) 427-4829, or visit their Web site at www.BlinkRecall.com for more information.
In November 2009, McClaren recalled one million baby strollers after reports that 12 children had their fingertips amputated in the stroller hinges.
And, in January, Graco recalled, 1.5 million strollers also due to a fingertip amputation.