October 11, 2011: Jogging Strollers Recalled by B.O.B. Trailers
About 438,700 single and double jogging strollers have been recalled due to choking hazards.
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 438,700 (411,700 in the United States and 27,000 in Canada) B.O.B.® single and double strollers. The stroller canopy’s embroidered logo’s backing patch can detach, posing a choking hazard to babies and young children.
The firm has received six reports of children mouthing the detached patch. Gagging and choking were reported in two incidents. The backing was removed from the children’s mouth without injury. In each of the reported incidents, the children were seated in an infant car seat attached to the stroller.
Do You Own This Product?
This recall involves all B.O.B. strollers manufactured between November 1998 and November 2010. Strollers manufactured after October 2006 have a white label affixed to the back of the stroller’s leg with the manufacturing date. Strollers with no manufacturing date listed were produced prior to October 2006 and are included in this recall. The strollers were sold in single seat and double-seat models. The BOB®, Ironman®, or Stroller Strides® brand name is embroidered on the canopy of the strollers.
The strollers sold at REI, Babies R’ Us, and other children’s product and sporting goods stores nationwide and Amazon.com between November 1998 and October 2011 for between $280 and $600.
Whom to Contact
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers until they remove the embroidery backing patch from the interior of the canopy’s logo. Consumers should contact B.O.B. Trailers for instructions on removing the backing. For additional information, contact B.O.B. Trailers toll-free at (855) 242-2245 between 8:30 AM and 5 PM MST, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.bobnotices.com.
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