Jogging Strollers Recalled Due to Strangulation Hazard – B.O.B. Trailers

Two weeks ago, I was out shopping with my two daughters.  I had them both strapped into our B.O.B. Revolution double stroller. While I was speaking to a sales associate, my eldest daughter kept saying, “mama, mama, look at me!”  When I turned around, she had pulled a yellow cord that had been dangling above her head down and it had become wrapped around the bottom of her neck.  I immediately pulled the yellow cord taught and secured it with a plastic attachment, and told my daughter not to pull on the string, that it could hurt her.

I didn’t think about it again until the CPSC issued a recall on the B.O.B. Revolution strollers last week – because of the strangulation hazard of the drawstring cord. 337,000 single and double B.O.B. strollers have been recalled in the U.S. alone. The recalled strollers were sold at REI, buy buy Baby and other stores nationwide and on the Web at Babiesrus.com, Target.com and Amazon.com between April 2002 and February 2011 for between $300 and $600.

The CPSC is asking consumers to immediately stop using the recalled strollers and remove the drawstring.  If consumers are using a separately purchased Weather Shield or Sun Shield accessory with the recalled stroller, contact B.O.B. Trailers at (855) 242-2245 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website atwww.bobcanopy.com for a free canopy retrofit kit.

Recalled B.O.B. Strollers, Courtesy of CPSC

The affected strollers are listed below, by serial number.  You can also visit the CPSC recall notice for more information about this recall.  My family happens to have both the single and double B.O.B. strollers, and both of them have been affected by this recall.

 

Model Serial # ranges
Sport Utility Stroller 12362 – 35107
AA00001 – AA025490
AA900000 – AA999999
Sport Utility Stroller D’Lux 12362 – 35107
AB000001 – AB007940
AB900000 – AB999999
Ironman® 800000 – 803700
AC000001- AC027923
AC900000 – AC999999
Sport Utility Duallie 002001 – 008068
AD000001 – AD011252
AD900000 – AD999999
Ironman® Duallie AE000001 – AE008909
AE900000 – AE999999
Revolution AF000001 – AF189112
AF900000 – AF999999
Revolution 12” AK000001 – AK024149
AK900000 – AK999999
Stroller Strides® AG000001 – AG011163
AG900000 – AG999999
Revolution Duallie AH000001 – AH072921
AH900000 – AH999999
Revolution Duallie 12” AL000001 – AL012657
AL900000 – AL999999
Stroller Strides® Duallie AM000001 – AM003229
AM900000 – AM999999

-Heather

-Do you have a B.O.B. stroller?  Is it the single or double?
-What do you think about this recall?

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4 Responses to “Jogging Strollers Recalled Due to Strangulation Hazard – B.O.B. Trailers”


  • Interesting — we don’t have a yellow cord on our BOB, but I noticed that my friend has one on hers. I remember commenting about it when I got my BOB (it’s exactly the same as hers except a different color). We couldn’t figure out why hers had a cord and mine didn’t. Guess I’m glad ours doesn’t! I will share the news about this recall. Thanks for posting.

  • Thanks for posting! We do have the yellow cord and my son loves to pull on it and thinks it is great fun. I never even thought of it as a strangulation hazzard!! I’ll be removing it for sure now!

    • I know what you mean, my daughter thought it was there to play with. She is so tall that her head brushes up against the canopy, which means that she doesn’t even have to stretch to reach it. I hadn’t even noticed it until she had it wrapped under her chin. :(

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