Baby stroller maker refuses to recall strollers after 100 injuries, feds now suing
(KUTV) - The federal government is suing a South Carolina company that refuses to stop selling dangerous strollers, according to CBS News.
Consumers filed at least 200 complaints against Britax Child Safety's B.O.B. jogging strollers, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, or CPSC.
The strollers have been blamed for at least 97 injuries, including 50 injuries to children.
Child injuries include "a concussion, injuries to the head and face requiring stitches, dental injuries, contusions, and abrasions," the agency said Friday in a news release.
Adults suffered broken bones, torn ligaments, contusions, and abrasions.
Britax refused to recall or repair the strollers which the CPSC says pose "a substantial risk of injury to children and adults."
Britax defended its decision saying their strollers are safe "when used as instructed."
Britax imported and distributed about 493,000 single and double-occupant B.O.B. jogging strollers from December 2011 through September 2015.
The problems involve 17 models: Ironman, Ironman Duallie, Revolution, Revolution CE, Revolution Flex, Revolution Flex Duallie, Revolution Pro, Revolution Pro Duallie, Revolution SE, Revolution SE Demo, Revolution SE Duallie, Revolution SE Duallie Plus, Revolution SE Plus, Sport Utility Stroller, Stroller Strides, Stroller Strides Duallie and SUS Duallie.
The strollers were sold at mass retailers and independent stores across the U.S. for $400 to $650.
Many are believed to now be available in second-hand stores, the CPSC said.