Wednesday, October 12, 2011

You Thought You Were SO Fancy With Your BOB Stroller....

I understand, I'd feel fancy too if I was pushing a $280-$600 piece of all terrain baby movin' metal.  But I'm not, and so this recall doesn't affect me, but it might affect you.

Yesterday (October 11th) The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled ~411,700 BOB single and double strollers due to choking hazards.

There have been 6 reports of children ripping off the backing of the embroidered logo on the canopy hood and nearly choking. 

 

So BOB has made a fancy website with step by step directions of how to removed the paper backing.  Yeah, it's a fairly lame recall.  But you should still participate if your stroller is affected.




Involved strollers:
Single and Double Strollers

Manufactured between November 1998 and November 2010

Brand Names of BOB, Ironman and Stroller Strides

Strollers manufactured after October 2006 will have a white label with a manufacturing date on this.  If your stroller has no date on it than it is also included in this recall.


What to do:
If you have one of these strollers, immediately stop using it until you remove the backing patch from the logo. You can contact BOB Trailers for removal instructions or more information at (855) 242-2245 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT, Monday through Friday, or you can visit the company’s website at BOBNotices.com.  Direct link - http://www.bobnotices.com/recall1/

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And just when you thought that was all,
BOB is involved in another recall as we speak.

On February 23, 2011 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled ~357,000 BOB single and double strollers due to strangulation hazards because a drawstring on the stroller can get wrapped around a child's neck and strangle them.  There was 1 incident of an 11 month old girl that was entangled and freed by her mother.

Involved Strollers:
Single and Double Strollers

All of the recalled strollers have a yellow/orange drawstring at the rear of the canopy which is used to gather loose fabric when the canopy is pulled back.
Brand Names of BOB, Ironman and Stroller Strides

Strollers have the serial number either stamped in the frame or on a white label located on the stroller's rear right leg.

This recall involves the following 11 models of B.O.B.® single and double strollers:
ModelSerial # ranges
Sport Utility Stroller12362 - 35107
AA00001 – AA025490
AA900000 - AA999999
Sport Utility Stroller D’Lux12362 – 35107
AB000001 – AB007940
AB900000 - AB999999
Ironman®800000 – 803700
AC000001- AC027923
AC900000 - AC999999
Sport Utility Duallie002001 - 008068
AD000001 – AD011252
AD900000 - AD999999
Ironman® DuallieAE000001 – AE008909
AE900000 - AE999999
RevolutionAF000001 – AF189112
AF900000 - AF999999
Revolution 12”AK000001 – AK024149
AK900000 - AK999999
Stroller Strides®AG000001 – AG011163
AG900000 - AG999999
Revolution DuallieAH000001 – AH072921
AH900000 - AH999999
Revolution Duallie 12”AL000001 – AL012657
AL900000 - AL999999
Stroller Strides® DuallieAM000001 – AM003229
AM900000 - AM999999


What to do:
If you have one of these strollers, immediately stop using it until you remove the drawstring. You can contact BOB Trailers for removal instructions or more information at (855) 242-2245 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT, Monday through Friday, or you can visit the company’s website at BOBNotices.com.  Direct link - http://www.bobnotices.com/recall2/

29 comments:

  1. adventuresofjkl.blogspot.comOctober 12, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    I have a bob, but only because I run. If I didn't run I'd say they are a huge waste of money and TOTAL OVERKILL.

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  2. I don't understand why you call this a "lame recall"? If children are at risk of chocking, then in my eyes, it's not a lame recall! And i push a expensive stroller, Uppababy!

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  3. I think this is the stroller Jeni (Candidmommy) got. But i think she said she was taking it back.

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  4. It's a lame recall because it's common sense. It's the same as putting a recall out that if a baby peels a sticker off this toy and puts it in their mother while you're not looking, then it can choke. It's the same as if a sweatshirt company put out a recall that 'should your child entangle his finger in the zipper of his sweatshirt, he could get a booboo."

    No product is idiot proof.

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  5. CarlathebubblelushOctober 12, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    I think BOBs are an awesome piece of machinery, and they definitely serve a purpose for the parents that need those features. My baby trend jogging style stroller is comparable in shape, but not in performance or price tag, and that works for us. :)

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  6. I would take this insanely ridiculous priced stroller back too, if i was her.. but that's just me. :)

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  7. Bob's are amazing strollers. Any stroller that functions for what you want it to do is an amazing stroller. Thanks for the alerting everyone so they can pass the word on to those who might have a BOB stroller. As you said ' No product is idiot proof... Even chainsaws have a warning sticker to not start the chainsaw pointing towards your inner leg.

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