Britax Announces Second Recall in a Month Affecting Strollers and Replacement Top Seats Due to Arm Bar Defect

Britax arm bar

For the second time in the last month, Britax will recall 49,000 B-Ready strollers and replacement top seats due to an arm bar defect.  The defect involves the foam padding on the stroller’s arm bar which can come off in fragments and presents as a serious choking hazard to the child if the child bites the arm bar.  There have already been a reported 117 incidents related to this recall, including five reports of children choking on the foam fragments.  This recall also includes 11,000 units that were sold in Canada.

Click here to read the full recall: Britax B-Ready Stroller Arm Bar Recall

The following B-Ready Strollers and B-Ready replacement top seats recalled were manufactured from April 1, 2010 to December 31, 2012.  Below is a list of the models included in the recall:

If you have one of the defective products, it is highly recommended that consumers immediately remove the arm bar from the stroller/replacement top seat.  Consumers should then contact Britax for a free black, zippered arm bar cover and a warning label to apply to the strollers and replacement top seats.  Consumers can continue to use their strollers without the arm bar attached.  Britax can be contacted at 800-683-2045 or at Britax.Recall@britax.com.

Previously, Britax recalled approximately 71,000 Britax B-Safe 35 and B- Safe 35 Elite infant car seat and travel systems due to a carry handle defect.

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