B.O.B. Jogging Strollers Are Recalled Due To Choking Hazard

Yesterday Health Canada and The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of B.O.B. single and double strollers. Over 400,000 strollers were included in the recall.

The hazard? The stroller canopy’s embroidered logo’s backing patch can detach thus posing a choking hazard to babies and young children. So far, the firm has received 6 reports of kids who put the detached patch in their mouths. Gagging and choking were reported in two incidents. The backing was removed from the children’s mouth without injury. In each of the reported incidents, the children were seated in an infant car seat attached to the stroller.

This recall involves all B.O.B. strollers manufactured between November 1998 and November 2010. Strollers manufactured after October 2006 have a white label affixed to the back of the stroller’s leg with the manufacturing date. Strollers with no manufacturing date listed were produced prior to October 2006 and are included in this recall. The strollers were sold in single seat and double-seat models. The BOB®, Ironman® or Stroller Strides® brand name is embroidered on the canopy of the strollers.

The strollers were sold through REI, Babies R’ Us and other children’s product and sporting goods stores nationwide and Amazon.com between November 1998 and October 2011 for between $280 and $600.

If you own one of these strollers all you have to do is remove the embroidery backing patch from the interior of the canopy’s logo. You can contact B.O.B. Trailers for instructions on removing the backing. Either toll-free at (855) 242-2245 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or through their website at www.bobnotices.com.