Britax and CPSC recalled their folding umbrella strollers today due to the risk of a child’s fingers being injured in the folding hinges. Click here to see the Britax Recall Poster including the image showing the manufacturing date and the hinges which are involved.
This recall is VOLUNTARY and there are NO REPORTED INJURIES to date.
Still, as a precaution, Britax is sending a remedy kit to every registered Blink stroller owner. If your stroller might not be registered, you can request your free kit at 800-683-2045 or visit www.blinkrecall.com.
from the manufacturer: While Maclaren was faced with actual cases of injury from its folding strollers, no incidents with Britax strollers have been reported worldwide. Therefore, the decision of Britax to offer remedy kits and issue a safety advice is a completely voluntary and precautionary action Britax Blink is perfectly safe if properly used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. It meets and even exceeds all relevant US safety standards
from our opinion only: The flaw here is something that all umbrella strollers on the amrket share in common. See Maclaren for the leading example, then others followed right after. Britax is being especially proactive to address this now, but we can expect to see similar retrofit action from all other strollers with hinges as this issue, ummm, “unfolds”