The popular B.O.B. Jogging Stroller has fallen under scrutiny as the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) sues Britax for refusing to recall the strollers for what it considers to be a significant safety hazard.
According to WebMD, the defect occurs when the quick release lever on the jogging stroller’s front wheel is not properly secured. Under these conditions, the front wheel can fall off while the stroller is in motion.
Since 2012, roughly 200 people have reported the defect to regulators, with nearly 100 reports concerning injuries to children and adults. Among the injuries reported are:
Still, Britax has refused to recall the strollers saying the issue is not a mechanical defect but one of parents not following instructions for safe use.
In their complaint, the CPSC is calling on Britax to cease distribution on 17 B.O.B. stroller models and to offer a remedy to consumers which may include a repair, replacement, or refund.
Lawsuits by the CPSC are especially rare with the last such action being filed in 2012. That lawsuit dealt with high-powered Zen Magnets which could attract through the intestinal wall if swallowed, resulting in tissue injury, sepsis, and potentially death.
Among the stroller models named in the CPSC’s lawsuit are:
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