Pacific Cycle is recalling more than 217,000 jogging strollers because of a defective front wheel.
The company said the front wheel can become loose and detach on certain Instep and Schwinn models. The company has received 132 reports of such complaints, resulting in 215 injuries ranging from head injuries, cuts and sprains to bumps and bruises.
The recall involves single and double occupant swivel wheel strollers that have a quick release mechanism for removing and re-attaching the front wheel. Models include the Instep Safari, Instep Grand Safari, Instep Flight, Schwinn Turismo, and Schwinn Discover strollers in a variety of colors. The strollers were sold from January 2010 through June 2016 for between $130 and $350.
Consumers were advised to stop using the strollers and contact Pacific Cycle to get a repair kit to secure the front wheel. The company said consumers should not return the strollers to retailers where purchased. A repair video is available at http://www.pacific-cycle.com/safety-notices-recalls/.
Details on the model and numbers can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Pacific-Cycle-Recalls-Swivel-Wheel-Jogging-Strollers/ . The model number is located on the inside of the metal frame above the rear right wheel.
For more information, customers can call Pacific Cycle at 877-564-2261, visit http://www.pacific-cycle.com, http://www.instep.net or http://www.schwinnbikes.com and click on “Safety Notices & Recalls.” Customers can also send email to email@example.com.
[This story was written by the Associated Press]