Britax Blink Umbrella Stroller Safety Recall

Britax Blink Umbrella Stroller Safety Recall

Britax Voluntarily Recalls the Britax Blink Stroller Due to Fingertip Amputaion and Laceration Hazard

February 10, 2010
CPSC Release #

Name of Product: Britax Blink ™ Stroller

Incidents/Injuries: There have been no reports of injuries.

Description: Britax is conducting a voluntary recall in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Safety Commission (CPSC) of all Blink Umbrella Stroller’s. The affected strollers include the following model numbers manufactured between May – September 2009:

  • – #U261813 Blink Double Dots
  • – #U261814 Blink Modern Flowers
  • – #U261815 Blink Cowmooflage
  • – #U261816 Blink Kites
  • – #U261817 Blink Sprout

The model number can be located on the stroller frame, near the bottom of the storage basket. A white label should be attached with the stroller’s model number, batch number and manufacturer date.

Hazard: The strollers hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when unfolding/opening the stroller.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled strollers and contact Britax for a free Hinge Cover Kit. The hinge covers should be installed for optimum safety, which will protect both users and children form any possible injury. Installation instructions will accompany the kit. All products manufactured after February 1, 2010 will be updated to include the remedy.

Britax Child Safety Inc.

Consumer Line: (888) 427-4829 or visit Britax’s website at BlinkRecall.com.

 

 

If your stroller or car seat happened to be on the recall list, stop using the equipment immediately. Contact the manufacturer immediately to confirm about the recall and inquire about the next step and relevant information. Do not use the equipment until the repair kit or replacement has arrived or has been installed.

Keep your baby safe!

 

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