BOB Strollers Recalled Over Strangulation Risk

bob stroller recall 2011More than 350,000 BOB strollers are being recalled across the U.S. and Canada over concerns a drawstring could strangle a child, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

At least 11 different models - both single and double strollers - are included in this recall, which was announced after an 11-month-old girl got tangled in the drawstring, the CPSC said.The strollers being recalled have a yellow/orange drawstring at the back of the canopy used to gather the fabric when the canopy is pulled back. A serial number can be found on the stroller's rear right leg.

The were sold since April 2002 by REI, buy buy Baby, Babiesrus.com, Target.com and Amazon.com $300-$600.

If you have one of the recalled strollers, the CPSC urges that you stop using it and remove the drawstring. If you bought the "Weather Shield" or "Sun Shield" accessory with the recalled stroller, you'll need to contact BOB for a free canopy retrofit kit.

Consumers who want more information or to order a canopy retrofit kit, can call BOB at (855) 242-2245 weekdays between 10:30 a.m.and 7 p.m. Eastern Time or visit the company's recall site.

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