Holiday-Presents Daily; Your Product Safety Update -Edition number 3
Today: Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight jogging strollers
Traditionally, the end of the year is a time of conviviality and togetherness. Giving presents is an undeniable part of this. But what should you pay attention to when it comes to the safety of these presents? There are still products available that are (partly) unsafe. Fortunately, this is just a fragment of the total offer.
We are here to keep you up to date on the latest developments in product safety. On the one hand, we pay attention to products that are being withdrawn from the market because of included hazardous parts. On the other hand, we provide information on details you should look out for when purchasing products that are still available.
Every week the latest news, alerts and mentionable facts.
Keep yourself informed to make sure that the present you give is a present that's safe. Once every weekday we will provide a newsletter including the latest news on product safety and recalls, important alerts and mentionable facts that relate to the safety of products. Millions of products have been recalled this year. Here's a video from the US Consumer Reports on how to protect yourself and your family. Hopefully our newsletter will add to your and your children's safety.
Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight jogging strollers
Next in line is the recall of Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight jogging strollers. The stroller’s front wheel bearing can fail or detach, posing a fall and injury hazard.
There have been incidents of restricted front wheel movement reported, including some in which the wheel fork bearing wore through the housing and detached.
This recall involves Zoom 360 Ultralight jogging strollers with SKU 8060, 8061, 8067, and 8069 and a batch number between March 2020 (03-XX-20) and October 2020 (10-XX-20).
See Joovy’s video here to learn how to install the repair.
The strollers, manufactured in China, were sold at independent specialty juvenile stores nationwide and online at Joovy.com, Amazon.com, BuyBuyBaby.com, and Target.com from May 2020, through December 2020, for about $250.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact the firm for a free repair kit to replace the front wheel fork bearing. Joovy is contacting all known purchasers directly.
This is just an example of a toy and its hazards that you need to be aware of. With our Holiday-Presents Daily we will continue to follow the news on Product Safety and we will continue to keep you informed.