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Recent Stroller Recalls: BOB Jogging Strollers and Baby Jogger Jump Seat

There has been a string of recent stroller recalls, including BOB and Baby Jogger.  If you own any of the recalled strollers, you should stop using the stroller immediately and contact the respective manufacturer for repair or replacement kits. On February 23, 2011, approximately 357,000 B.O.B. single and double jogging strollers were recalled in the United States and Canada following reports that a drawstring on the stroller can get wrapped around a child's neck, which could result in strangulation. The popular stroller manufacturer B.O.B. Trailers, Inc. recalled the stroller after it received one report of an 11-month-old girl becoming entangled in the drawstring.  The child was ultimately freed from the drawstring by her mother. The strollers recalled include the following 11 models of B.O.B. single and double strollers:

Model Serial # ranges (serial number can be found on the stroller's rear right leg, either stamped in the frame or on a white label)
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

The recalled strollers include the name "B.O.B" on the cargo basket under the stroller and on the front of the stroller and a yellow/orange drawstring at the rear of the canopy that is used to gather loose fabric when the canopy is pulled back.  The strollers were sold at REI, buy buy Baby and other stores nationwide, as well as on the internet stores of Babiesrus.com, Target.com and Amazon.com, between April 2002 and February 2011, and retailed for $300 to $600. If your stroller has been recalled, you should immediately stop using the stroller and remove the drawstring.  If the stroller was used with a separately-purchased Weather Shield or Sun Shield accessory, consumers should contact B.O.B. Trailers for a free canopy retrofit kit at (855) 242-2245 or www.bobcanopy.com. Baby Jogger Recall   On March 1, 2011, Baby Jogger, LLC recalled nearly 2,000 Baby Jogger Hump Seats in the United States and Canada due to the risk that the jump seat can become disengaged from the stroller if not properly locked and a child could fall out.  The company voluntarily recalled the product after receiving four reports of children falling out of the seat, resulting in injuries, including cuts, scrapes, bruises and one broken nose. The Baby Jogger Jump Seat, which allows both a toddler and a baby to ride in the same stroller at the same time, is a fabric seat accessory with the name "Baby Jogger" on the front that can be attached to the mounting bracket on the Baby Jogger City Elite, Baby Jogger City Classic and Baby Jogger Summit strollers.  The jump seat was sold at children's stores, mass merchandisers and department stores nationwide and on the Internet between January 2008 and July 2010 and sold for approximately $100. The recalled Baby Jogger Jump Seat as item number J7J50.  Consumers should immediately stop using the jump seat and contact Baby Jogger at recall@babyjogger.com or (877) 506-2213 to receive safety straps and assembly instructions. If your child has been injured using one of the recalled strollers, you may wish to contact the experienced Illinois product liability attorneys at Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish to learn about a possible personal injury or product liability claim. Steinberg Goodman & Kalish  (www.sgklawyers.com) is dedicated to protecting victims and their families.  We handle medical malpractice, product liability, personal injury, wrongful death, auto accidents, professional negligence, birth trauma, and railroad law matters. Contact us at (888) 325-7299.

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