Britax Recalls B-Nimble Strollers Due to Risk of Brake Failure

An audible click heard when the brake pedal is pressed can give a false impression that the brake is fully engaged when it is not.

Recall date: June 23, 2011
Recall number: 11-256

Recall Summary

Name of product:

B-Nimble Strollers

Hazard:

An audible click heard when the brake pedal is pressed can give a false impression that the brake is fully engaged when it is not. When the brake is not engaged, the stroller can move unexpectedly posing a risk of injury to the child occupant.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Britax toll-free at (888) 427-4829 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and, or visit the firm's website at www.britaxusa.com

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Recall Details

Units

About 20,000 in the United States and 800 in Canada

Description and Models

This recall involves B-Nimble umbrella strollers manufactured on or after August 1, 2010. Strollers included in the recall have model numbers U311771, U311773, U311775 and U311780. The date of manufacture labels and model numbers can be found on the lower frame/tube on either the left or the right side. The strollers were sold in a variety of colors including black and silver, Cowmooflage (black and white), green and red.

Incidents/Injuries

Britax has received seven reports of the brake not being fully engaged. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using their strollers and contact Britax for information and to request an improved replacement stroller. Consumers who resume use of their strollers while awaiting the replacement should always ensure that the brake is fully engaged.

Sold at

Juvenile product and mass merchandise stores nationwide and online retailers between September 2010 and June 2011 for about $200.

Importer(s)

Britax Child Safety Inc., of Charlotte, N.C.

Manufactured in

China