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Should you be concerned about the Britax and BOB stroller recall

Recently Britax announced that several of their strollers possessed a defect in which you could partially amputate your fingers. To this end they issued a recall of the Britax B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers.

The recall comes as a fix-it-kit that you can get and apply to your strollers without much ado, but with Britax using the same names for their products year after year you might be wondering if your baby’s product is one of the affected.

As such, we’ve painstakingly drawn out a quick and dirty flowchart about whether or not the recall even applies to you. You can check out the full recall notice over here or at the CPSC.

Britax B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers recall flowchart

If you’re one of the people who are affected by the recall, and yes I know I used the incorrect “effected” in the flowchart, head over to the better recall notice, grab your repair kit from Britax, and try and keep from partially amputating your fingers while you wait for it to ship.

It should be noted that it is pretty hard to amputate fingers if you keep them out of the hinges while you’re opening and closing the thing, so just keep that in mind while you’re out and about and don’t stick anything in there.

The Britax and Bob Stroller recall was our first large item baby recall, and one of theITbaby’s higher traffic pieces, so… um. I had a reason for putting this paragraph in when I started it, unfortunately I’ve forgotten what that reason was.

Anyway, be safe, watch your fingers, and no matter how cool it may look when you do it don’t take your eyes off of the thing and attempt to close it while looking nonchalantly into the distance, throwing a lit match over your shoulder which ignites a huge gas explosion and blows up that asshole soccer mom from Chicago who won’t stop talking about how backwards your town is. At least hold off until you’ve got the repair kit installed and know you can’t accidentally slice your finger off.

Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.