New parents will do anything to protect a baby from injury. Some go as far as baby proofing the entire house before the first trimester is even over. As a Virginia (VA) personal injury attorney and mother, I know that first hand. So when a product such as the B-Nimble Umbrella Stroller is recalled, it's important for parents to be alerted to the recall as well as being informed about their rights if an accident does occur.
The B-Nimble strollers are being recalled because of the risk of brake failure. This is a very important component of a stroller and something that you just don't want to fail. A clicking sound when the brake pedal is pressed can give a false impression that the brake is fully engaged when it is not.
Although the manufacturer, Britax Child Safety Inc. of Charlotte, North Carolina (NC), has received seven incident reports. Thankfully no injuries have been reported. But as a parent I'm frustrated that any company that manufactures baby items, especially one that has the word "safety" in its name didn't test such an important part of the stroller.
The affected strollers were manufactured on or after August 1, 2010, and have the model numbers U311771, U311773, U311775 or U311780.