NEW YORK (AP) — Jogging strollers may not be so good for your health after all.
An Idaho company is recalling its strollers because it says a piece can become detached and pose a choking hazard to children. Although two gagging and choking incidents were reported, the company says there have been no injuries.
Here are this week’s recalls:
POOL PUMP MOTORS
DETAILS: Ecotech EZ Variable Speed pool pump motors manufactured by Nidec Motor Corporation, of St. Louis, and Emerson Motor Company, a division of Emerson Electric Co., of St. Louis. The motors were sold at pool motor distributors, pool dealers and pump manufacturers nationwide from September 2010 through August 2011.
WHY: The pump cover is not properly grounded — posing an electrical shock hazard.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 2,000.
FOR MORE: Call 866-278-6920; visit www.nidec-motor.com .
DETAILS: B.O.B. single and double-seated strollers imported by B.O.B. Trailers Inc., of Boise, Idaho; sold at REI, Babies R’ Us, other retail stores nationwide and Amazon.com between November 1998 and October 2011. The strollers have The BOB, Ironman or Stroller Strides brand name embroidered on the canopy. They were manufactured in Taiwan and China.
WHY: The stroller canopy’s embroidered logo’s backing patch can detach, posing a choking hazard.
INCIDENTS: The firm has received six reports of children putting their mouths on the detached patch. Gagging and choking were reported in two incidents. No injuries were reported.
HOW MANY: About 411,700 in the United States and 27,000 in Canada (357,000 units were recalled in February 2011 due to strangulation hazard posed by canopy drawstrings).
FOR MORE: Call 855-242-2245; visit www.bobnotices.com .
POURABLE GEL FUEL
DETAILS: Marshall Gardens PatioGlo Bio-Fuel Gel manufactured by Marshall Group, of Elkhart, Ind.; sold at gift shops, home and garden stores, and online stores nationwide from November 2010 to August 2011. The pourable gel fuels packaged in 32 oz. clear plastic bottles are labeled “PatioGlo bio-fuel gel” or “Citronella PatioGlo.” The fuel is poured into a metal cup in the center of ceramic firepots or other decorative lighting devices and ignited. The pourable gel fuels were manufactured in the United States.
WHY: The pourable gel fuel can ignite unexpectedly and expel onto people and objects nearby when it is poured into a firepot that is still burning, posing fire and burn hazards. This can occur if the consumer does not see the flame or is not aware that the firepot is still ignited.
INCIDENTS: The Marshall Group has received four reports of incidents, resulting in three injuries with burns requiring hospitalization.
HOW MANY: About 39,000 bottles.
FOR MORE: Call 855-270-8482; visit www.marshallgroupcorp.com .