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Press Releases

02/24/2011

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

 

HARTFORD, February 24 – Approximately 337,000 strollers in the United States and 20,000 in Canada are being voluntarily recalled today by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and B.O.B. Trailers Inc., of Boise, Idaho, because they pose a strangulation risk, the Department of Consumer Protection reported today.

B.O.B.® single and double strollers, sold by REI 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, are being recalled because a drawstring on the stroller can get wrapped around a child’s neck, posing a strangulation hazard.

At least one toddler has gotten entangled at the neck by the stroller’s drawstring, and was freed before being harmed.

BOB stroller

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

 

 

All of the recalled strollers have a yellow/orange drawstring at the rear of the canopy which gathers loose fabric when the canopy is pulled back. Strollers serial numbers are either stamped in the frame or printed on a white label located on the stroller’s rear right leg. The following 11 models of B.O.B.® single and double strollers are part of this recall.

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

Stroller Only

Stroller With Optional
Weather Shield Accessory

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

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

It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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