B.O.B. Trailers Recalls Jogging Strollers For Choking Hazard

A massive recall of B.O.B.® Single and Double Strollers has just been announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC).

About 411,700 B.O.B.® Single and Double Strollers have been recalled in the United States and 27,000 have been recalled in Canada. Another 357,000 units were recalled in February 2011 over strangulation hazard posed by canopy drawstring. That recall notice can be accessed here.

The recalled B.O.B.® Single and Double Strollers were manufactured in China and Taiwan; were imported by B.O.B. Trailers Inc., of Boise, Idaho; and were sold at REI, Babies R’ Us, and other children’s product and sporting goods stores nationwide and on Amazon.com between November 1998 and October 2011. The defective B.O.B.® Single and Double Strollers sold for between $280 and $600.

The stroller canopy’s embroidered logo’s backing patch can detach, posing a choking hazard to babies and young children. To date, 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 mouths without injury. In each of the reported incidents, the children were seated in an infant car seat attached to the stroller.

This recall involves all B.O.B. strollers manufactured between November 1998 and November 2010. Strollers manufactured after October 2006 were constructed with 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- and double-seat models. The BOB®, Ironman®, or Stroller Strides® brand name is embroidered on the strollers’ canopy.

The firm advises consumers to immediately stop using the recalled B.O.B.® Single and Double 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. B.O.B. Trailers can be reached, toll-free, at 1.855.242.2245, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mountain Time (MT), Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website at www.bobnotices.com.

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