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

A drawstring on the stroller can get wrapped around a child's neck.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2011
Release #11-143
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

Note: This product has been recalled subsequently for another hazard

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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.

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.

ModelSerial # ranges
Sport Utility Stroller 12362 - 35107
AA00001 – AA025490
AA900000 - AA999999
Sport Utility Stroller D’Lux 12362 – 35107
AB000001 – AB007940
AB900000 - AB999999
Ironman® 800000 – 803700
AC000001- AC027923
AC900000 - AC999999
Sport Utility Duallie 002001 - 008068
AD000001 – AD011252
AD900000 - AD999999
Ironman® Duallie AE000001 – AE008909
AE900000 - AE999999
Revolution AF000001 – AF189112
AF900000 - AF999999
Revolution 12” AK000001 – AK024149
AK900000 - AK999999
Stroller Strides® AG000001 – AG011163
AG900000 - AG999999
Revolution Duallie AH000001 – AH072921
AH900000 - AH999999
Revolution Duallie 12” AL000001 – AL012657
AL900000 - AL999999
Stroller Strides® Duallie AM000001 – AM003229
AM900000 - AM999999

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.

 

ConfigurationUse Stroller OnlyUse 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 http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1279

Picture of Recalled Jogging Strollers showing location of BOB logo

Picture of Recalled Jogging Stroller showing drawstring location and closeup

Picture of Recalled Jogging Stroller showing serial number location