Frankly, the existence of strollers designed specifically to allow people to dash around with babies and toddlers at grown adult speeds is slightly concerning—though somehow safe for children at least eight months old. Not so with at least one brand of strollers, though, which announced a major recall over concerns its supposedly rugged products could break and spill the precious cargo inside.
Delta Enterprise announced on Monday it would be recalling approximately 28,000 J is for Jeep strollers designed for “cross-country all-terrain jogging,” filing a notice with the Consumer Product Safety Commission saying it had “received four reports of the stroller leg bracket breaking, including one report of a child falling from a stroller and receiving cuts and bruises.”
Per Consumerist, the strollers were sold for roughly a year from August 2015 to August 2016 at a number of major retailers, including Walmart and Target, for $130-160. They can be identified according to a Delta Children sticker affixed to the left bottom frame support, which lists both model and lot numbers.
Here’s the full list of Delta Enterprise models affected by the recall:
Customers who purchased the strollers in question can request a free repair via a hotline at 1-800-377-3777, the address email@example.com or through the website www.deltachildren.com.
Per Fitness, jogging strollers are safe when users follow a number of precautions, including waiting until a child is old enough to have strong neck muscles (usually eight months), locking the front wheel to prevent swiveling and using harnesses.
A 2016 study in Academic Pediatrics estimated stroller use resulted in approximately 360,937 emergency room visits among children aged five years or younger from 1990-2010, or around 18,000 injuries a year—almost a quarter of which were traumatic brain injuries or concussions. So if you’re gonna take baby on a run, might want to double-check your stroller isn’t on the list.