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Jogging strollers recalled after 215 injuries reported

Posted at 5:49 AM, Jul 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-08 12:29:46-04

Pacific Cycle issued a recall Thursday for on 217,600 strollers due to concerns about the front swivel wheels.

The company said the front wheel can become loose and detach, posing crash and fall hazards.

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. Instep Safari, Instep Grand Safari, Instep Flight, Schwinn Turismo and Schwinn Discover Single and Double Occupant Swivel jogging strollers with the following model numbers are affected.

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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.

The firm 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.

The strollers were sold at small retailers 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.

If you have questions, call Pacific Cycle toll-free at 877-564-2261 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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