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April 03, 2019 - BOB Gear Jogging Stroller Is Safe
In Response to the Washington Post article
FORT MILL, S.C. – April 3, 2019: At Britax, we take safety very seriously and regret any injuries that may have occurred while using our products. It’s unfortunate the Washington Post article characterizes the pre-September 2015 BOB jogging stroller settlement as simply politics. We worked with the article’s author to provide our perspective on the case, much of which did not make it into the article. The reason we did not agree to a recall of the pre-September 2015 jogging strollers is that they are not defective and are safe when used as instructed. Unlike the cited recalls in the article, the quick release design on our pre-September 2015 BOB jogging strollers has been used successfully around the world for decades in other products (e.g. bicycles).
Over many years we’ve invested significantly in educating consumers about our products, including the proper use of the quick release function. We have never been afraid to do the right thing and have taken action, when necessary, to voluntarily recall our products. Our customers will always come first, and designing products to transport children safely is built into our culture and almost 80-year heritage.