B.O.B. Stroller Recall
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has just announced a voluntary recall of eleven models of single-seat and double strollers by B.O.B. Trailers. These strollers were sold in stores nationwide and online from April 2002 through February 2011.
The reason for the recall? A drawstring on the stroller can get wrapped around a child's neck, posing a strangulation hazard. There has been one report of an 11-month-old girl who became entangled by the stroller's drawstring and was freed.
The recalled strollers can be identified by a yellow/orange drawstring at the rear of the canopy which is used to gather loose fabric when the canopy is pulled back. A list of specific model names and serial numbers of affected strollers is also available here.
Parents should immediately remove the drawstring before using the strollers again. Click here for specific instructions on how to 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. Contact the company by calling B.O.B. Trailers at (855) 242-2245 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website.
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