Pacific Cycle recalls more than 217,000 jogging strollers

NEW YORK (AP/WCMH) – 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/.

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

11-AR178 11-AR182 11-AR220B 11-AR282 11-AR101AZ
11-AR179 11-AR183 11-AR224 11-AR283  
11-AR180 11-AR184 11-AR278 11-AR284  
11-AR181 11-AR-192 11-AR279 11-AR292  
11-AR240B 11-AR193 11-AR280 11-AR293  
11-AR245   11-AR281    
11-AR250   11-AR290    
11-AR255   11-AR291    
11-AR700A   11-AR340B    
111-AR750   11-AR345    
11-AR178DS   11-AR350    
11-AR179DS   11-AR355    
11-AR120B        
11-AR190        
11-AR191        

 

Instep Flight

 

— Double

Schwinn Turismo

 

 Single

Schwinn Turismo

 

Double

Schwinn Discover

 

Single

Schwinn Discover

 

Double

11-AR201AZ 13-SC113 13-SC213 13-SC105AZ 13-SC205AZ
11-AR301AZ 13-SC114 13-SC214    
  13-SC116 13-SC216    
  13-SC117 13-SC217  

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 customerservicepacific-cycle.com.

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