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Britax Recalls Blink Umbrella Strollers

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The second week of February, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada, and Britax Child Safety, Inc., of Charlotte, N.C. recalled 25,000 Britax “Blink” Umbrella Strollers. The stroller’s hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller.

This recall involves This recall involves all Britax “Blink” single umbrella strollers. “Blink” is printed on the metal frame on both sides of the stroller, below the hand grips. The recalled “Blink” strollers have model numbers U261813, U261814, U261815, U261816, U261817, U271813, U271817 and U271815 and were manufactured between May 2009 and September 2009. The model number and manufacturing date can be found on a white label on the stroller frame, near the bottom of the stroller basket.

The units were sold at Buy Buy Baby and other juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide in the U.S. and Canada and on the Web at www.Amazon.com, www.babiesrus.com, www.Target.com and www.Diapers.com from July 2009 through February 2010 for about $150. The products were made in China.

The CPSC said consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact contact Britax to receive free stroller hinge covers. Consumers can contact Britax toll-free at (888) 427-4829 or visit the firm’s website at www.BlinkRecall.com.

If you or a family member is injured by a product, you need to get immediate medical care. If there is a significant affect or injury, you should contact an attorney concerning the problem. Early investigation can include the collection of product, checking recall alerts, and the proper notifying of those who caused the problem.