In November 2018, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) settled an administrative lawsuit with Britax Child Safety, Inc. involving BOB jogging strollers. The quick release on the front wheel can fail to secure the wheel to the fork, resulting in sudden detachment and injuries. As a result of the settlement, the jogging stroller was not recalled, and Britax created an “information campaign” (which KID found to have many faults – detailed here).
The replacement part, a modified thru bolt, was just as faulty as the settlement and information campaign, and was found to break easily. As a result, on July 3, 2019, Britax submitted an addendum to the consent agreement, agreeing to extend the information campaign for consumers to receive an incentive including replace parts one year – until January 10, 2021. Also, the faulty replacement bolt was recalled, and Britax will be forced to improve the instruction video, and increase awareness of the dangerous stroller on its website and social media.
All consumers who have an affected BOB jogging stroller should watch the information video. If you have had an incident with a stroller or any product, report it at SaferProducts.gov. Check out other stroller hazards and recalls on KID’s website.