It was announced yesterday that B.O.B. Trailers Inc will recall approximately 337,000 single and double strollers in the United States in addition to around 20,000 strollers in Canada. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the issue is that a drawstring on the stroller can become wrapped around a child’s neck, which creates a serious risk of strangulation for the child. There has already been one report of an eleven month old child who got her neck tangled in the drawstring. Luckily, her mother was able to save her. Child injuries are absolutely devastating and must be avoided at all costs.
As a Plantation products liability attorney, I have seen nearly every variety of defective products, and I would be hard pressed to say that there is anything scarier than a product failure concerning children. As parents we seek to protect our children at all costs, which is why anyone who owns these recalled strollers needs to stop using them immediately, remove the drawstring, and contact the manufacturer.
Hopefully this recall will save lives before any child is seriously injured. Throughout my career as a Plantation products liability attorney, I’ve noticed the trend that most recalls seem to be reactive, instead of proactive. However, in this circumstance the company seems to be ahead of the curve. As stated above, the only widely reported incident did not result in severe injury or death, and hopefully things remain that way and that no children are injured.