A Pacific Cycle spokesperson stated that the Instep and Schwinn models were proven to have defective front wheels that would not only become loose, but can also fully separate from the stroller itself. This product defect has caused 132 consumer complaints that appear to span over roughly 6 years.
The consumer complaints against Pacific Cycle include more than 200 physical injuries that have occurred due to the product defect. The injuries suffered by consumers have ranged from bruises, sprains, cuts and even head injuries. Clearly, the strollers lacked proper stability without an effective and safe front wheel and as a consequence of this, children sustained physical injuries.
The Pacific Cycle strollers that have been officially recalled and removed from the market are those with model dates ranging from January 2010 through June 2016. The defective and dangerous models that were affected are the following: the Instep Safari, Instep Grand Safari, Instep Flight, Schwinn Discover and the Schwinn Turismo.
If you own any of the above models, please be aware of this safety alert and consumer recall. The 215 injuries that were caused by these defective models were sustained by infants and toddlers primarily. To decrease the chance of a future injury caused by an unsafe stroller, please return any of the above affected Pacific Cycle models and also, should your child have experienced any falls or injuries because of a product defect, we are here to help and answer your questions.
The Philadelphia products liability lawyers at Galfand Berger can help answer your If you or someone you know has been injured because of a faulty or dangerous product. With offices located in Philadelphia, Reading and Bethlehem, we serve clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. To schedule a consultation, call us at 800-222-8792 or complete our online contact form.