Almost 440,000 jogging strollers were recalled in the United States and Canada after six reports of the stroller tag detaching, posing a choking risk to children.
Tuesday’s recall is due to a choking hazard in which the stroller canopy’s embroidered logo backing patch can detach. Six incidents of children mouthing the detached patch were reported with the backing 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 latest recall follows a February 2011 recall of 357,000 B.O.B strollers due to a strangulation hazard with the canopy drawstring.
Nicole Brown, marketing manager for B.O.B. Trailers, said the company wasn’t able to take interview requests as they focus on serving customers during their recall.
In a statement sent by Brown, B.O.B. said they “place an emphasis on the experience parents and their children can enjoy and appreciate when using BOB products. And, we want to help insure that this experience is as safe as possible.”
Is my stroller included in the recall?
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.