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5,200 Jogging Strollers Recalled

May 2, 2000

WASHINGTON (AP) _ About 5,200 jogging strollers are being recalled by two different manufacturers because of safety concerns, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

BOB Trailers Inc. of San Luis Obispo, Calif., has received seven reports of the wheels of its BOB Sport Utility Stroller and BOB Sport Utility Stroller D’lux coming loose because of faulty wheel connectors.

A jogger could lose control of the stroller, or the stroller itself could collapse because of this defect, injuring the child inside, the commission said. No injuries have been reported as a result of this flaw.

The strollers affected by the recall have three wheels and are pacific blue and black, or hunter green and black. Each stroller has a canopy, and a ``BOB″ logo on its frame, canopy and seat back.

Retailers and web sites nationwide sold the strollers from November 1998 through March 2000 for about $280 to $370.

Consumers should immediately stop using the stroller and return it to the store where they purchased it or to BOB Trailers for repair. For more information, customers can call 1-800-893-2447 between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or access the company’s web site.

Ontario, Calif.-based Baby Trend Inc. has received one report of a child injured because its ``Road Runner″ jogging strollers lack straps to secure the seat.

The strollers affected by the recall are aluminum, three-wheeled strollers with a seat and back made from a blue canvas-type fabric. ``Baby Trend″ is written on the frame.

The model number, written on the center of the rear axle, is 9592T. Baby’s R Us stores sold the strollers nationwide between January and April 1999 for about $200.

Consumers should immediately stop using the strollers and examine them to make sure the seat is strapped to the stroller frame. For more information, customers can call 1-800-328-7363 between 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, visit the company’s web site or write to Baby Trend Inc., 2019 Business Pkwy., Ontario, Calif., 91761.

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On the Net:

BOB Trailers Inc.: http://www.bobtrailers.com

Baby Trend Inc.: http://www.babytrend.com

Consumer Product Safety Commission: http://www.cpsc.gov

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