11 B.O.B. Jogging Stroller Models Recalled Due To Strangulation Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with B.O.B. Trailers Inc.,  have announced a voluntary recall of 11 B.O.B.® single and double stroller models. Around 337,000 strollers in the United States and 20,000 in Canada are involved in the recall, which was issued after the firm received a report of an 11 month girl who was entangled at the neck by the stroller’s drawstring. Luckily the child was freed by her mother. The drawstring on the stroller can get wrapped around a child’s neck, thus posing a dangerous strangulation hazard.

“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.”

The strollers were sold on the web and in stores nationwide between April 2002 and February 2011 for between $300 and $600.

If you have one of these strollers (models listed above), the recommendation is that you stop using them immediately and remove the drawstring. If you purchased the Weather Shield or Sun Shield accessory separately, you can contact B.O.B. Trailers for a free canopy retrofit kit.

For additional information, instructions on how to remove the drawstring, 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.