24. February 2011 02:58
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, along with BOB Trailers, Inc., have voluntarily recalled a variety of BOB Jogging Strollers due to a strangulation hazard with a top drawstring.
This recall affects around 337,000 strollers in the United States and 20,000 in Canada. Strollers affected by this recall were sold between 2002 and February 2011 from various merchants including buy buy Baby, REI, and various online retailers. Models affected by recall include Sport Utility Stroller, Sport Utility Stroller D'Lux, Ironman, Sport Utility Duallie, Ironman Duallie, Revolution, Revolution 12", Stroller Strides, Revolution Duallie, Revolution Duallie 12", and Stroller Strides Duallie. For specific serial numbers affected, check here. To find your serial number, look on either the frame or a white label affixed to the right rear stroller leg.
An 11-month-old child was trapped by the neck in the top drawstring and was freed by her mother. No other injuries have been reported, but the company is using caution by asking consumers to immediately stop using their stroller and remove the drawstring. Directions on how to remove it can be found here. Those who have the optional weather or sun shield attached to their BOB jogging stroller, should contact the company for a free canopy retrofit kit.