B.O.B. jogging strollers recalled due to strangulation hazard
Kids Today Staff -- Kids Today, 3/1/2011 2:38:30 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with B.O.B. Trailers, announced a voluntary recall of about 357,000 of the company's B.O.B. single and double strollers.
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.
This recall involves the following 11 models of B.O.B.(r) 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 | Serial # ranges
Sport Utility Stroller | 12362 - 35107, AA00001 - AA025490
Sport Utility Stroller D'Lux | 12362 - 35107, AB000001 - AB007940
Ironman(r) | 800000 - 803700, AC000001- AC027923
Sport Utility Duallie | 002001 - 008068, AD000001 - AD011252
Ironman(r) Duallie | AE000001 - AE008909
Revolution | AF000001 - AF189112
Revolution 12" | AK000001 - AK024149
Stroller Strides(r) | AG000001 - AG011163
Revolution Duallie | AH000001 - AH072921
Revolution Duallie 12" | AL000001 - AL012657
Stroller Strides(r) Duallie | AM000001 - AM003229
About 337,000 strollers in the U.S. and 20,000 in Canada were 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.
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 through bobcanopy.com for a free canopy retrofit kit.
Instructions on removing drawstrings can be found at www.bobcanopy.com
For additional information, or to order a canopy retrofit kit, contact B.O.B. Trailers at (855) 242-2245, or visit the firm's website at www.bobcanopy.com
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