Jogging Strollers Recalled by B.O.B. Trailers Due to Strangulation Hazard

Jogging Strollers Recalled by B.O.B. Trailers Due to Strangulation Hazard



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WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC
PR WIRE/ — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

(Logo: photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO)

Name of product: B.O.B.® single and double strollers

Units: About 337,000 in the United States and 20,000 in Canada

Importer:
B.O.B. Trailers Inc., of Boise, Idaho

Hazard: A drawstring on the stroller can get wrapped around a child’s neck, posing a strangulation hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: 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.

Description: 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 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®

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

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.

Manufactured in: Taiwan and China

Remedy: 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 for a free canopy retrofit kit.

Configuration



Use Stroller Only

Use Stroller With Optional Weather Shield Accessory

Use Stroller With Optional Sun Shield Accessory

Remedy

Remove Drawstring

Instructions on removing drawstrings at:
www.bobcanopy.com  

Remove Drawstring, Install Canopy retrofit Kit

Order retrofit kits at
www.bobcanopy.com

Remove Drawstring, Install Canopy retrofit Kit

Order retrofit kits at
www.bobcanopy.com

Consumer Contact: For additional information, or to order a canopy retrofit kit, contact B.O.B. Trailers at (855) 242-2245 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.bobcanopy.com.  

Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1279.

Photos available at: www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11143.html.

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product.  Please tell us about it by visiting www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (855) 242-2245

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

www.hc-sc.gc.ca

www.cpsc.gov  

SOURCE  U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Jogging Strollers Recalled by B.O.B. Trailers Due to Strangulation Hazard