Britax is recalling about 49,000 Britax B-Ready strollers and replacement top seats due to a choking hazard posted by the foam padding on the stroller’s arm bar.
The foam padding can come off in fragments if the child bites the arm bar, posing a choking hazard.
The company said in a recall notice that it has received 117 reports of children biting the arm bar foam padding, including five reports of children choking or gagging on foam fragments.
The recall affects Britax B-Ready strollers and B-Ready replacement top seats that were sold separately. The strollers were sold at Babies R Us, buybuy Baby, Target and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Diapers.com and other websites from April 2010 through January 2016 for about $500. The B-Ready strollers have a silver or black frame with a solid-colored top seat in a variety of colors. The stroller’s model number and date of manufacture are printed on a label on the stroller’s frame between the front wheels or on the inside frame that connects to the back right wheel.
The replacement top seats were sold separately by Britax from April 2010 through January 2016 for about $150 in a variety of colors and fit into the stroller’s frame. The replacement top seat’s model number and date of manufacture are printed on a black label on the right side tube above the adjuster button, under the fabric cover.
People who are using the strollers affected by the recall should immediately remove the arm bar fand replacement top seats and contact Britax for a free black, zippered arm bar cover and a warning label to apply to the strollers and replacement top seats. Consumers can continue to use their strollers without the arm bar attached, according to the company.
Consumers can contact Britax at 800-683-2045 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET on Friday, by email at Britax.Recall@britax.com or online at www.us.britax.com and click on Safety Notice at the top right.