Britax is recalling B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers sold nationwide and in Canada from May 2011 to June 2013. The hinge on the stroller’s folding mechanism can partially amputate fingertips, break their fingers or cause severe lacerations, when the release button is pressed along with while pulling on the release strap.

This recall involves:

  • Britax B-Agile,
  • B-Agile Double and
  • BOB Motion strollers

They were manufactured between March 2011 and June 2013 and have the following model numbers: U341763, U341764, U341782 and U341783 for the B-Agile strollers; U361818 or U361819 for the B-Agile Double strollers; and U391820, U391821 and U391822 for the BOB Motion strollers. The model number and the manufacture date in YYYY/MM/DD format can be found on label located on the inside of the stroller’s metal frame near the right rear wheel.

Consumers should contact Britax at (866) 204-1665 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, or visit  or to receive a free repair kit.

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Fred & Friends is recalling Fred & Friends Chill Baby Artiste, Volume and Panic pacifiers  sold nationwide and in Canada from April 2013 to December 2013. The beard on the Artiste and the knob on the Volume pacifiers can detach, posing a choking hazard. In addition, the ventilation holes on the Volume and Panic pacifier guards are too small.

This recall involves three styles of Fred & Friends Chill Baby pacifiers, including the Artiste with a black plastic beard and mustache, Volume with a black volume control knob  and Panic with a red panic button. The pacifier’s name and UPC are printed on the packaging.  The Artiste’s UPC is 728987021282, the Volume style’s UPC is 728987020599 and the Panic style’s UPC is 728987020605.

Consumers should contact Fred & Friends at (855) 346-6372 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at to return the pacifiers for a $12 refund. More info


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