Jogging Strollers Recalled For Strangulation Risk

A large product recall of <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">B.O.B.® Single and Double Strollers has been initiated due to strangulation risk, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)and Health Canada (HC), just announced. The agencies advise consumers to stop using the Recalled Products immediately unless otherwise instructed and notes that it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

About 337,000 B.O.B.® Single and Double Strollers have been recalled in the United States and 20,000 were recalled in Canada.

The B.O.B.® Single and Double Strollers were manufactured in Taiwan and China; were imported by B.O.B. Trailers Inc., of Boise, Idaho; and 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. The recalled model names and serial number ranges are:

• Sport Utility Stroller: 12362 – 35107, AA00001 – AA025490

• Sport Utility Stroller D’Lux: 12362 – 35107, AB000001 – AB007940

• Ironman®: 800000 – 803700, AC000001- AC027923

• Sport Utility Duallie: 002001 – 008068, AD000001 – AD011252

• Ironman® Duallie: AE000001 – AE008909

• Revolution: AF000001 – AF189112

• Revolution 12”: AK000001 – AK024149

• Stroller Strides®: AG000001 – AG011163

• Revolution Duallie: AH000001 – AH072921

• Revolution Duallie 12”: AL000001 – AL012657

• Stroller Strides® Duallie: AM000001 – AM003229

A drawstring on the stroller can get wrapped around a child’s neck, posing a strangulation hazard. To date, 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.® 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 Defective Products 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.

The CPSC and HC advise consumers to immediately stop using the recalled strollers and remove the drawstring—see the remedies that follow. 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. To order a canopy retrofit kit, contact B.O.B. Trailers at 1.855.242.2245 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mountain Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website at www.bobcanopy.com.
Remedies:

• For Stroller Only: Remove Drawstring. Instructions on removing drawstrings can be accessed at: www.bobcanopy.com.

• For Stroller with Optional Weather Shield Accessory: Remove Drawstring, Install Canopy Retrofit Kit. Order retrofit kits at: www.bobcanopy.com.

• For Stroller with Optional Sun Shield Accessory: Remove Drawstring, Install Canopy Retrofit Kit. Order retrofit kits at: www.bobcanopy.com.

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