After 215 Reported Injuries, Pacific Cycle Recalls 217K Strollers

When strapping your child into a stroller for a quick jaunt around the block, the last thing you would expect is for the front wheel to detach, causing the stroller to crash to the ground. But after receiving reports of more than 132 incidents – resulting in 215 injuries –  Pacific Cycle is recalling more than 217,000 Instep and Schwinn brand jogging strollers. 

Pacific Cycle announced Thursday the recall of 217,600 singe and double occupant swivel wheel jogging strollers that are equipped with quick release mechanism for removing and re-attaching the front wheel.

According to a notice posted with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the front wheel of certain Instep Safari, Instep Grand Safari, Instep Flight, Schwinn Turismo, and Schwinn Discover Single and Double Occupant Swivel strollers can become loose and detach, posting a crash and fall hazard.

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In all, Pacific Cycle says it 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.

Owners of the affected strollers should immediately stop using them and contact Pacific Cycle for a repair kit to stabilize the front wheel.

The recalled strollers can be identified by a model number located on the inside of the metal frame above the right wheel. The following models are included in the recall:

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