Jogging strollers allow parents to get some exercise while taking kids
along for the ride. However, several products on the market could do more
harm than good.
According to the
U.S. Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Pacific Cycle is recalling its Instep and Schwinn swivel wheel
jogging strollers because the front wheel can become loose and detach.
The defect poses both crash and fall hazards.
The recall impacts 217,600 strollers. To date, Pacific Cycle has received
132 reports of the front wheel becoming loose or unstable, resulting in
215 injuries, including head injuries, sprains, lacerations, bumps, bruises,
For parents who are concerned that their strollers may be impacted, the
recall involves Instep and Schwinn single and double occupant swivel wheel
jogging strollers that have a quick release mechanism for removing and
re-attaching the front wheel. The specific models of Instep Safari, Instep
Grand Safari, Instep Flight, Schwinn Turismo and Schwinn Discover Single
and Double Occupant Swivel jogging strollers that are affected can be
found on the CPSC website. The model number is located on the inside of
the metal frame above the rear right wheel.
The recalled jogging 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. They cost between
$130 and $350.
Given the risk of injury, the recall notice advises parents and caregivers
to immediately stop using the recalled jogging strollers and contact Pacific
Cycle to obtain a repair kit to secure the front wheel. The repair 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
If your child or someone you care about has suffered serious harm due to
a recalled or otherwise defective stroller or other children’s product,
you may be entitled to compensation. To discuss your legal rights, contact
a San Diego product liability lawyer at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage
for a free consultation.