Recall: Pacific Cycle Instep and Schwinn Swivel Wheel Jogging Strollers
On 2016-07-07, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Pacific Cycle Instep and Schwinn Swivel Wheel Jogging Strollers due to a potential crash and fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2010 for about $130 to $350.
About 200,000 units are involved in this Pacific Cycle Inc double jogging stroller recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Strollers category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 60 similar recalls,
involving about 13 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The front wheel can become loose and detach, posing crash and fall hazards.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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. 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.
|Instep Safari - Single||Instep Grand Safari - Single||Instep Safari - Double||Instep Grand Safari - Double||Instep Flight - Single|
|Instep Flight - Double||Schwinn Turismo - Single||Schwinn Turismo - Double||Schwinn Discover - Single||Schwinn Discover - Double|
These items were sold new+ 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.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should 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 www.pacific-cycle.com/safety-notices-recalls/.
Pacific Cycle toll-free at 877-564-2261 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, online at www.pacific-cycle.com, www.instep.net or www.schwinnbikes.com and click on "Safety Notices & Recalls" or email email@example.com for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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