Pacific Cycle has issued a recall on 218,000 jogging strollers due to concerns about the front swivel wheels.
Wheel strollers that have a quick release mechanism for removing and re-attaching the front wheel are targets of the recall. This includes the following Single and Double Occupant models: Instep Safari, Instep Grand Safari, Instep Flight, Schwinn Turismo and Schwinn Discover. The strollers were sold nationwide from January 2010 through June 2016.
The front wheel could be dislocated, causing children to crash and fall. There have been 132 reports of the front wheel becoming loose or unstable, resulting in 215 injuries. The reports include head injuries, bumps, bruises, abrasions and lacerations.
The following units have been recalled:
Instep Grand Safari
A full list of all recalled products is available on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.
Pacific Cycle recommends that you do not return the jogging strollers to retailers.
Consumers are urged to cease use of the recalled strollers immediately, and contact Pacific Cycle for a repair kit to secure the front wheel.
A video demonstration is available on the Pacific Cycle website.
Pacific Cycle's DIY repair kit uses a screw-on-and-off method, rather than the quick-release method the products had, and new warning labels.
The strollers are sold at small retailers nationwide and online at Amazon, Target, Toys R Us and Walmart. For more information, contact Pacific Cycle.