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Blink™ Strollers

Starting date:
February 10, 2010
Posting date:
February 10, 2010
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Childrens' Products, Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Physical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-500002221

Joint Recall with Britax, Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC)

Affected products

Blink™ Strollers

Product description

This recall involves Blink™ single umbrella strollers by Britax. The name Blink is printed on the square rods on both sides of the stroller, below the handle bars.

The following model numbers are included in the recall
Product Model Number UPC
Double Dots U271813 6 52182 06179 1
Sprout U271817 6 52182 06180 7
Cowmooflage U271815 6 52182 06224 8

Recalled strollers have a date of manufacture between May 2009 and September 2009.

The model number and date of manufacture can be found on a white label on the stroller frame, near the bottom of the stroller basket.

Hazard identified

The stroller's hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is folding and unfolding the stroller.

Neither Britax, Health Canada, nor the US CPSC has received reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these strollers.

For more safety tips, visit Health Canada's publication Strollers and carriages.

Number sold

Approximately 860 of the recalled strollers were sold at Toys R Us and children's product specialty stores across Canada.

Approximately 14,000 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from July 2009 to November 2009.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Britax Child Safety Inc.
Charlotte
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should use caution when opening or closing the stroller and ensure that children's fingers and hands are at a safe distance from the hinges when doing so. Consumers are instructed to contact Britax to receive free hinge covers with instructions on how to use them.

The free hinge covers and an instruction sheet will be mailed to all owners who have registered their stroller with Britax.

For more information, consumers may contact Britax toll-free at 1-888-427-4829 between 8AM and 5PM ET Monday through Friday, or visit the Blink recall website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.