FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2000
Release # 00-080
|InSTEP LLC Recall Line: (800) 242-6110
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), InSTEP LLC, of Mendota Heights, Minn., is recalling about 44,000 jogging strollers. The stroller's brake can fail, causing the stroller to unexpectedly roll away resulting in injury to a child.
InSTEP LLC has received five reports of brakes failing. No injuries have been reported.
The recall involves InSTEP and HEALTHRIDER brand single and double jogging strollers manufactured from December 1998 through July 1999 with the model numbers: ZS100, ZD200, ZS100WS, ZD200WS, ZS100HR, ZD200HR, PR100 or PR200. The manufacturing date, written as T "month" R "year" I, is located on a sticker on the lower cross tube (for example T01R99I is January 1999). "InSTEP" and the model number also are on the sticker. InSTEP model numbers ZS100, ZD200, ZS100WS, ZD200WS, PR100 and PR200 have a blue and green seat, and green canopy. "ZII" is on the top and "InSTEP" is on the front of the stroller. HEALTHRIDER model numbers ZS100HR and ZD200HR have a blue and gray seat, and blue canopy. "HEALTHRIDER" is on the top and front of the stroller.
Burlington Coat Factory, J.C. Penney, Healthrider, The Sports Authority and Target stores nationwide, among others, sold the strollers from December 1998 through July 1999 for about $100 for a single jogger and $250 for a double jogger.
Consumers should stop using the strollers immediately and contact InSTEP LLC to receive a free, easy-to-install repair kit. To order the repair kit or for more information, call InSTEP LLC at (800) 242-6110 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST Monday through Friday, or access the company's web site at www.instep.net.
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