In a press release, B.O.B. Trailers, with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced the recall of their jogging strollers due to a potential choking hazard they may pose to children.
This recall affects roughly 411,700 B.O.B. jogging strollers sold between November 1998 and October 2011. The strollers were available at REI, Babies R’ Us, online and at other children’s and sporting product stores nationwide in both single and double-seat models. The affected strollers were manufactured between November 1998 and November 2010 and feature the B.O.B. Ironman or Stroller Strides brand embroidered on the canopy.
The recall was initiated after is was discovered that the back patch of the embroidered logo on the interior of the stroller’s canopy could potentially detach and pose a choking hazard to children. B.O.B. has, to date, received six reports of children chewing or otherwise holding the patches in their mouths. Gagging and choking were reported in two incidents, but the backing was removed prior to injury. In each case, the child was seated in an infant car seat attached to the stroller.
Consumers are being urged to remove the logo backing and discard it immediately.
As a Vancouver personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen similar recalls in the past and know the tragic effects the defective products can have on those affected. If you’ve been injured through the use of a defective product, speak with a personal injury lawyer in your city to learn more about your rights in the matter.