July 8, 2016 — Jogging strollers are supposed to help parents stay fit, but hundreds of people have been injured when the the front wheel on a popular stroller fell off.
A recall has been issued for about 217,600 jogging strollers made by Pacific Cycle.
The problem is the swivel-wheel on the front of the stroller can loosen and fall off. There have been 139 reports of crashes, resulting in 215 injuries — including head injuries, sprains, lacerations, bumps, bruises, and abrasions.
The recalled jogging strollers include:
- Instep Safari
- Instep Grand Safari
- Instep Flight
- Schwinn Turismo
- Schwinn Discover Single
- Double Occupant Swivel
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Pacific Cycle does not want customers to return the strollers and they are not providing refunds. Instead, they are asking consumers to immediately stop using the strollers and contact the company for a free repair kit.
The kit includes parts to secure the front wheel using a traditional screw on/off method.
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.
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