Have you recently bought a Britax stroller for your child? Does this child enjoy chewing on everything in sight? Then you should definitely take a look at this latest CPSC recall, the second Britax recall to hit in the recent past.
I know what you might be thinking…strollers being recalled as a choking hazard? You would think strollers would be recalled for sticky wheels or faulty canopies. Yet over 60,000 Britax B-Ready Strollers in both the US and Canada have been recalled due to a choking hazard. Read on for the details.
Why do these strollers pose such a threat? Well, according to the CPSC report, the foam padding on the arm bar of the stroller can become detached in fragments when the child bites on the bar, leading to a potential choking hazard.
The recall affects those B-Ready Strollers and B-Ready replacement top seats that were sold from April of 2010 through this month, either at Babies R US, BuyBuy Baby, and Target, or online at Amazon and other sites. These two products were sold separately, but can be identified by the Britax logo on the stroller’s side hinges and foot rest and by the B-Ready on the sides of the stroller frame.
Unfortunately, 117 reports of children biting the arm bar foam padding have been sent to Britax, including five in which the children have actually choked or gagged on the foam fragments. Scary stuff for a mom of five kids who chewed on everything in sight!
For more information regarding this recalled baby product, please click through here to the CPSC report.
As a mom, there is no such thing as being “too careful” when it comes to keeping children safe. For more baby product recalls, I encourage all of you to keep up with my safety alerts through this link!