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Nearly Half Million B.O.B. Jogging Strollers Recalled: Why?

When one thinks of a choking hazard threat to a baby or toddler one usually thinks of items like toys, unsliced grapes or their big sister’s marble set. But nearly a half million B.O.B. Jogging strollers were recalled as being unsafe for children and babies, because oddly enough it wasn’t because the steering was off, a wheel could break but because the stroller could be a choking risk. Why?

The popular stroller, according to Reuters via the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, has an issue with the embroidered logo on the canopy of the stroller. The branding can detach and end up in a child’s mouth. There have been six reports of this happening and two instances where the child choked or gagged on the detachable logo (but were unharmed).

And it’s a big recall. Reuters reported that, “about 411,700 strollers in the United States and 27,000 in Canada are being recalled”  and were being sold from November 1998 and October 2011. This is the second recall this year for B.O.B.,  357,000 strollers were recalled due to strangulation hazard that could be caused by the canopy drawstrings back in February.

Image: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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