Britax Child Safety, Inc. recalls B-Ready Stroller and B-Ready Top Seats

Starting date:
January 21, 2016
Posting date:
January 21, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Choking Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-56654

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Britax Child Safety, Inc.

Affected products

Britax B-Ready Stroller and Britax B-Ready Top Seat

Product description

This recall involves the foam-padded arm bar on select B-Ready Strollers and replacement B-Ready Top Seats manufactured between April 1, 2010 and December 31, 2012.

 

The model numbers included in this recall are identified in the table below.
Product Type Product Description Model Number
B-READY Stroller
  • B-READY Black
  • B-READY Green
  • B-READY Red
  • B-READY Silver
  • B-READY Twilight
  • B-READY Pink
  • B-READY Blue
  • B-READY 2012 Silver
  • B-READY 2012 Red
  • B-READY 2012 Navy
  • B-READY 2012 Black
  • B-READY 2012 Black/Twilight
  • U281772
  • U281773
  • U281771
  • U281774
  • U281768
  • U281784
  • U281767
  • U281794
  • U281792
  • U281796
  • U281793
  • U281795
  • U281797
B-READY Top Seat Accessory
  • B-READY Top Seat
  • B-READY Top Seat
  • B-READY Top Seat
  • B-READY Top Seat
  • B-READY Top Seat
  • B-READY Top Seat
  • B-READY Top Seat
  • B-READY 2012 Top Seat
  • B-READY 2012 Top Seat
  • B-READY 2012 Top Seat
  • S845700
  • S845800
  • S845600
  • S845900
  • S855100
  • S855000
  • S856600
  • S870200
  • S870600
  • S870300

NOTE: If your Britax product has a different model number than the model numbers listed above or it was made after December 31, 2012 it is NOT included in this recall.

There should be a label with the stroller model number and date of manufacture on the stroller's frame between the front wheels or on the inside frame that connects to the back right wheel of the stroller or on the right side tube above the adjuster button, under the fabric cover of the top seat.

Hazard identified

A child may bite and ingest a piece of the foam on the arm bar, posing a choking hazard.

Health Canada has received one report of a child biting off a piece of foam on the arm bar.  No injury was reported.

Britax has received nine reports in Canada and 117 reports in the United States of children biting the foam arm bar.  There have been no reports of injuries in Canada and five injuries in the United States.

Number sold

Approximately 11,320 B-Ready Strollers and/or Top Seats were sold through various retailers in Canada and approximately 49,000 were distributed in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled strollers and top seats were sold between April 1, 2010 and December 31, 2012 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Britax Child Safety Inc.
Fort Mill
South Carolina
UNITED STATES
Importer
Britax Child Safety Ltd.
Saint John
New Brunswick
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately remove and discontinue use of the foam-padded arm bar and contact Britax for one free black, zippered fabric arm bar cover and a warning label to apply to their strollers or replacement top seat. Consumers can continue to use their B-Ready strollers without the arm bar attached.  Consumers can visit the Britax recall website to request a kit containing a zippered fabric arm bar cover and warning label.

For more information, consumers can also contact the Britax Customer Service Department by telephone at 1-800-683-2045 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 or online at the Britax website and click on Safety Notice at the top right, or the Britax recall website for more information.

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

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.