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Britax strollers causing injuries to children

The stroller company Britax has had to recall over 200,000 defective products. Britax decided to pull more than 200,000 strollers after numerous complaint from customers who have claimed that the folding mechanism on the device is causing children to lose parts of their fingertips, suffer deep cuts, and break extremities.

Britax's recalled devices include the BOB Motion, B-Agile, and B-Agile Double strollers. The company says that it has produced the various types of strollers in several different color combinations. 

Safety officials say that they have received a handful of complaints recently wherein children's fingers became stuck in one of the stroller's hinges when the release button is pressed. Some of the injuries incurred include partial amputations and broken fingers.

Britax says that it sold the strollers to major retailers and on the internet from May 2011 to June 2013. The strollers sold from anywhere between $250 and $450. The company says that anyone who owns one of its strollers should cease using it immediately and contact Britax for a refund or repair kit. The number to call is 866-204-1665. Lawsuits against the company are pending and the company says that the two year statute of limitations should be imposed for any such filing.

Source: WFSB, "More than 200K stroller recalled" 31 January 2014

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