UPDATE: The child was found safe and sound in Ottawa, Ontario and is currently in the care of relatives.Police stated that the mother was arrested.
AMBER ALERT– March 22, 2017 - An AMBER Alert has been issued by the Quebec Provincial Police today for four-year-old Joël Mukonkole in Saint-Jérôme (north of Montreal), who has been abducted by 31-year-old Rachel Esema-Okako, the boy’s mother.
Officers believe she may be driving a red, four-door 2005 Pontiac Vibe with licence plate 270 XLX. They were reported to have been seen in Kanata, Ontario this morning.
The police are concerned for Joel’s safety. If you have any information, please call 911.
February 16, 2017 – The RCMP has issued a Canada-Wide Warrant for Rebecca Mikalosh of Selkirk, Manitoba (36 years old, 5’-6” tall, 120 lbs. with short brown hair), the mother of 18-month-old girl, Seaira Neveah Hunter, who weighs 20 lbs and is 2’-9” tall.
Rebecca is driving a grey 2001 Ford Taurus (licence plate GVD 275) and is possibly in Saskatchewan or Alberta. There is no evidence that Seaira is in imminent danger therefore an AMBER Alert has not been issued, but to ensure the safety of the toddler, the police are asking for public assistance in locating them both.
February 16, 2017 – The U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled the BRITAX B-Agile and BOB Motion Strollers with Click & Go receivers due to a fall hazard to infants in the car seat caused by a damaged receiver mount on the stroller, which can cause the car seat to disengage.
This recall involves all BRITAX B-Agile and BOB Motion strollers, all models are folding, single or double occupant strollers and all colours.
Britax has received 33 reports of car seats unexpectedly disconnecting from the strollers and falling to the ground, resulting in 26 reports of injuries to children, including scratches, bruises, cuts and bumps to the head. In addition, Britax is aware of 1,337 reports of strollers with damaged Click & Go receiver mounts.
The Safety Commission advises all consumers to immediately stop using their Click & Go receiver mounts and contact Britax (844-227-0300) or go to Britax’s website to request a repair kit. Consumers can continue to use their stroller or car seat independently without the car seat attached to the stroller.
676,000 of these strollers were sold in the U.S. and 36,400 were sold in Canada from May 1, 2011 to Feb. 15, 2017.