Front Wheel on Select Jogging Strollers May Loosen and Detach
Single- and double-occupant swivel wheel strollers are affected
Pacific Cycle is recalling approximately 217,600 of its Instep and Schwinn swivel wheel jogging strollers due to a problem with the front wheel.
This recall involves single- and double-occupant swivel wheel jogging strollers that have a quick release mechanism for removing and re-attaching the front wheel. The wheel may loosen and detach, posing crash and fall hazards.
Instep Safari, Instep Grand Safari, Instep Flight, Schwinn Turismo, and Schwinn Discover Single and Double Occupant Swivel jogging strollers are affected. These models come in a variety of colors. The model number is located on the inside of the metal frame above the rear right wheel.
See the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) release for the specific model numbers involved in the recall.
These strollers were sold nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Target.com, Toys-R-Us.com, Walmart.com, and other online retailers from January 2010 through June 2016 for between $130 and $350.
The company has received 132 reports of the front wheel becoming loose or unstable, resulting in 215 injuries, including head injuries, sprains, lacerations, bumps, bruises, and abrasions.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled jogging strollers and contact Pacific Cycle to obtain a repair kit to secure the front wheel. The kit includes a replacement mechanism for securing the front wheel that uses a traditional screw on/off method of attachment instead of the quick release lever method of attachment shipped with the product, as well as new warning labels.
Consumers should not return the jogging strollers to retailers where purchased. A repair video is available at www.pacific-cycle.com/safety-notices-recalls/.
For more information, consumers may contact Pacific Cycle at (877) 564-2261.