Dorel Juvenile Canada recalls swivel wheel jogging strollers

Starting date:
August 17, 2016
Posting date:
August 17, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fall Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-59836

Affected products

Instep, Instep Safari  and Schwinn Grand Safari swivel wheel jogging strollers with a front wheel quick release mechanism

Product description

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, Instep Safari and Schwinn Grand Safari strollers with the following model numbers are affected. The model number is located on the back of the stroller seat on a label.

The following products are included in this recall:
Model Model Number
Instep Safari TT Double Stroller 01AR266CRED
Instep Safari TT Double Stroller 01AR265
Instep Safari Deluxe Double Stroller 01153CCWU
Instep Safari Swivel Wheel Jogging Stroller 01AR180
Instep Free Wheeler Jogging Stroller 01SC701
Schwinn Grand Safari Tandem Jogging Stroller 04STAD12

Hazard identified

If not installed properly, the front wheel can become loose and detach, posing crash and fall hazards.

Neither Dorel Juvenile Canada nor Health Canada has received any consumer reports of incidents or injuries related to their use in Canada.

In the United States, Pacific Cycle 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.

Number sold

Approximately 12,360 units of the recalled strollers were sold in retail stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled strollers were sold from January 2010 to April 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Dorel Juvenile Canada
Mississauga
Ontario
CANADA
Distributor
Dorel Distribution Canada
Ville Saint-Laurent
Quebec
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled jogging strollers and contact Pacific Cycle to obtain a free repair kit. 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. Consumers should not return the jogging strollers to the retailer where they were purchased.

To obtain a free repair kit, consumers can contact Pacific Cycle by phone at 1-877-564-2261 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST or by email.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.