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- Starting date:
- February 10, 2010
- Posting date:
- February 10, 2010
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Childrens' Products, Household Items
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Product Safety, Physical Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Joint Recall with Britax, Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC)
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Britax Child Safety Inc.
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.
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