Joovy Zoom 360 Jogging Stroller Recall Issued Over Defective Front Wheel Bearing, Fall Hazard
Following more than two dozen reports of problems where the front wheel of Joovy jogging strollers came off, including some incidents resulting in injuries when the wheel detached while in motion, a recall has been issued by the manufacturer.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight Jogging Stroller recall on October 7, indicating that the front wheel fork bearing can wear and break in its housing and then become detached.
This has resulted in at least 25 incident reports where the front wheel’s movement became restricted, and 12 incidents where the wheel fork bearing wore through the housing and detached. One such incident resulted in bruises when the wheel fork bearing problem caused a user to fall onto the stroller, according to the CPSC.
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The recalled Zoom 360 Ultralight jogging strollers are sold in black, blueberry, charcoal and red. and weigh about 26 lbs. The strollers have Joovy written on the front and Zoom Ultralight is written on bottom of the stroller. There is also a label on the inside leg which contains the batch numbers and SKU numbers of 8060, 8061, 8067 and 8069.
The jogging strollers were manufactured in China and distributed by Joovy Holding Co., of Dallas, Texas. They have been sold nationwide at independent specialty juvenile stores and online at Joovy.com, Amazon.com, BuyBuyBaby.com and Target.com from May 2020 through December 2020 for about $250.
Consumers with strollers affected by the recall have been instructed to stop using them, and to contact Joovy for a free repair kit to replace the front wheel fork bearing.
Consumers can contact Joovy at 800-495-8718 and online at www.joovy.com and click on “Voluntary Recall of Zoom 360 Ultralight 806X Front Fork Bearing mfg. between March 2020-October 2020” for more information.
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