20,000 strollers recalled in U.S.

June 24, 2011 12:39:37 PM PDT
About 20,000 strollers are being recalled because the brake may not work properly. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the strollers. The B-Nimble Strollers were imported into the U.S. by Britax Child Safety Inc., of Charlotte, N.C.

About 20,000 of the strollers were sold in the United States and 800 in Canada. 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. They were sold between September 2010 and June 2011 for about $200.

Authorities say a click can heard when the brake pedal is pressed, but the brake will not fully engage. When the brake is not engaged, the stroller can move unexpectedly posing a risk of injury to the child occupant.

There have been 7 reports of the brake not being fully engaged, but nobody has been hurt.

Consumers should immediately stop using their strollers and contact Britax for information and to request an improved replacement stroller. You can call toll free (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.