February 23, 2011: Jogging Strollers Recalled by B.O.B. Trailers
Many styles of the jogging stroller are included in this recall. Image here represents just one.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with B.O.B. Trailers Inc., of Boise, Idaho, have recalled about 337,000 single and double strollers in the United States and 20,000 in Canada.
A drawstring on the stroller can get wrapped around a child’s neck, posing a strangulation hazard. The firm has received one report of an 11-month-old girl who got entangled at the neck by the stroller’s drawstring. The child was freed by her mother.
Do You Own This Product?
This recall involves the following 11 models of B.O.B.® single and double strollers. The name “B.O.B” appears on the cargo basket under the stroller and on the front of the stroller. All of the recalled strollers have a yellow/orange drawstring at the rear of the canopy which is used to gather loose fabric when the canopy is pulled back. Strollers have the serial number either stamped in the frame or on a white label located on the stroller’s rear right leg. Model and serial numbers can be found here.
The strollers sold at REI, buy buy Baby, and other stores nationwide and on the Web at Babiesrus.com, Target.com, and Amazon.com between April 2002 and February 2011 for between $300 and $600. The strollers were manufactured in Taiwan and China.
Whom to Contact
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and remove the drawstring. If using a separately purchased Weather Shield or Sun Shield accessory with the recalled stroller, contact B.O.B. Trailers for a free canopy retrofit kit.
For additional information, or to order a canopy retrofit kit, contact B.O.B. Trailers at (855) 242-2245 between 8:30 AM and 5 PM MT, Monday through Friday.
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