Recalled: BOB Jogging Strollers for Potential Choking Hazard

BOB has announced the voluntary recall of about 438,700 of its double and single jogging strollers. (This is a different recall than the 357,000 units were recalled in February 2011 due to strangulation hazard posed by canopy drawstring.) The backing of the embroidered logo on the stroller's canopy's  can detach, posing a potential choking hazard. Recalled products include:

  • 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 recall includes both double and single seat models
  • The BOB®, Ironman® or Stroller Strides® brand name is embroidered on the canopy of the strollers.

So far, there have been six reports of children mouthing the detached patch. Gagging and choking occurred in two of the incidents. The backing was removed from the children's mouths without injury. In each of the reported incidents, the children were seated in an infant car seat attached to the stroller.

Recalled products were sold at 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.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers until they remove the embroidery backing patch from the interior of the canopy's logo. Consumers should contact B.O.B. Trailers for instructions on removing the backing. For additional information, consumers can contact B.O.B. Trailers  at (855) 242-2245 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. MT M-F, or visit their website at www.bobnotices.com

What to Do if You Were Injured or Affected by a Recalled Product

If your child has become injured as a result of one of the recalled products listed above, you may be entitled to compensation.  If you feel you have been affected by a recalled product, you should contact an experienced products liability attorney, to pursue your potential claim.

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