B.O.B. Jogging Stroller Recall Issued Due to Strangulation Hazard
More than 350,000 B.O.B. jogging strollers have been recalled due design problems that may pose a risk of strangulation for children.
The B.O.B. jogging stroller recall was announced on February 23 by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) after the manufacturer, B.O.B. Trailers Inc., received at least one report of the near strangulation of an 11-month-old girl.
A drawstring at the top of the headrest and canopy of the stroller can get wrapped around the neck of a child who is seated in the jogging stroller. The young girl who experienced problems was rescued by her mother before suffering any serious injury.
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The recall affects 11 different models of B.O.B. single and double strollers in the United States and Canada, including:
- B.O.B. Sport Utility Stroller
- B.O.B. Sport Utility Stroller D-Lux
- B.O.B. Ironman Stroller
- B.O.B. Sport Utility Duallie
- B.O.B. Ironman Duallie
- B.O.B. Revolution Stroller
- B.O.B. Revolution 12 Stroller
- B.O.B. Stroller Strides
- B.O.B. Revolution Duallie
- B.O.B. Revolution Duallie 12
- B.O.B. Stroller Strides Duallie
The strollers affected by the recall have “B.O.B.” printed on the cargo basked under the stroller and on the front of the stroller. There is a yellow or orange drawstring at the rear of the stroller’s canopy that is used to gather loose fabric when the canopy is pulled back The serial numbers are either stamped on the frame or printed on a white label on the stroller’s right rear leg.
The strollers were sold by REI, buy buy Baby and other stores nationwide. They were also sold online at Amazon.com, Babiesrus.com and Target.com for between $300 and $600 from April 2002 through February 2011.
The CPSC recommends that consumers who own strollers affected by the recall immediately stop using them and remove the drawstring. Those using strollers with the Weather Shield or Sun Shield accessory can contact B.O.B. Trailers for a free canopy retrofit kit. Instructions for removing the drawstring and how to obtain the retrofit kits are available at www.bobcanopy.com.
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