I wanted to pass this along to any of my fellow running moms. There is a recall on the B.O.B. stroller. Check your stroller. We wouldn’t want anything happening to the precious cargo that it carries. Here’s the info:
B.O.B. Trailers Inc. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada are recalling about 337,000 B.O.B. single and double jogging strollers (20,000 in Canada) because a drawstring on the jogging stroller poses a strangulation hazard to kids.
There has been at least one report of the drawstring at the rear of the jogging stroller’s canopy getting wrapped around an infant’s neck, who was fortunately freed by her mother before it could cause harm.
Affected models in this jogging stroller recall include:
•Sport Utility Stroller – Serial Numbers 12362 – 35107, AA00001 – AA025490
•Sport Utility Stroller D’Lux – Serial Numbers 12362 – 35107, AB000001 – AB007940
•Ironman – Serial Numbers 800000 – 803700, AC000001- AC027923
•Sport Utility Duallie – Serial Numbers 002001 – 008068, AD000001 – AD011252
•Ironman Duallie – Serial Numbers AE000001 – AE008909
•Revolution – Serial Numbers AF000001 – AF189112
•Revolution 12″ – Serial Numbers AK000001 – AK024149
•Stroller Strides – Serial Numbers AG000001 – AG011163
•Revolution Duallie – Serial Numbers AH000001 – AH072921
•Revolution Duallie 12″ – Serial Numbers AL000001 – AL012657
•Stroller Strides Duallie – Serial Numbers AM000001 – AM003229
Recalled jogging strollers were sold at stores nationwide between April 2002 and February 2011 for between $300 and $600.
Fortunately, there is an easy fix if you have a recalled jogging stroller – simply remove the drawstring. If your recalled jogging stroller has an optional sun shield or weather shield accessory, then after removing the drawstring, you can also install a free canopy retrofit kit.