Schwinn Hope Jogging Stroller is Great for the Active Parent：
Last month I purchased a Schwinn jogging stroller for my niece, who had recently had her first child. My niece runs every day, and since she had her baby she hasn’t been able to get out and run like she used to. I wasn’t even sure there was a stroller that would allow her to run, but I went looking online and I did find some.
I bought the Schwinn jogging stroller from Wal-Mart, because the price was reasonable, with tax and all it was just a little over $170. When I purchased it, I just had it delivered to her as an early Easter gift. She called me the other day to thank me; she was so surprised. She said the jogging stroller was perfect. She said she started off walking to warm up her legs and then started to jog. I could hear the elation in her voice that she was really thrilled with the stroller.
I asked her if she could run easily while pushing the stroller, and she said it was very comfortable for her to do so. She said the stroller stayed on course with her and did not veer off or become hard to handle. She said the baby loved it too because she was lulled to sleep while she was jogging.
I asked her if there were any drawbacks with the stroller, and she said there weren’t any that she could see. There is no tray like some strollers have for babies to rest their toys on, but there is no way for the baby to lose the toys while running because the baby is reclined.
I decided to purchase this particular jogging stroller because a portion of the purchase prices is donated to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer awareness. On the canopy of the stroller is the pink ribbon of hope. I felt if I was going to buy a stroller for my niece, I could buy one that would serve two purposes. I like the idea of helping people, so making this purchase would not only be a wonderful gift for my niece and grand-niece, but it would also help donate money for breast cancer research.
This is a great stroller and if you are a runner and have a new baby this will be perfect for you. There is great mobility, and provides a very smooth ride for the baby. My niece falls asleep every time she goes for a ride in it. I wrote her today in an email and told her I was going to write a review and asked if she had anything to tell my readers. Here is what she said:
“It’s so wonderful to be able to get out and run again. Before I was only able to walk with her; I had her strapped to my chest, and I couldn’t run because she didn’t like the bouncing. It took me just a few minutes to get used to how the jogging stroller handled, and then I took off almost in a full run and the stroller worked great. I wasn’t sure about it at first. I walked, then I stepped it up to a slow jog, and when I saw how well it was handling I stepped it up even more. She loved the ride, and I loved being able to run again. This is the best gift anyone has ever given me! Thanks Auntie!”
If you are an active mom or dad, I would strongly suggest the Schwinn Hope Jogging Stroller. I think you will like it as much as my niece does.
Graco, Inc. Has Largest Recall in U.S. History：
Graco, Inc. announced the largest recall in United States history today, January 20, 2010. with its stroller recall. The Exton, Pennsylvania company has 1,500,000 strollers that are affected by this recall. Find out what you can do if you have one of the Graco defective strollers to correct the problem.
The Alano, Spree, and 2010 Passage models of the Graco strollers have uncovered hinges on their canopies that can cause amputated or lacerated fingers of children. Seven injuries have been reported. These Graco strollers were produced from January 2004 to March 2008.
The recalled Graco strollers were sold nationwide at Wal-Mart, Sears, Target, Toys “R” Us, Babies “R” Us, and Kmart for $80 – $90. To find out if your child’s Graco stroller is included in the Graco recall check the model number. The model number can be found above the rear wheels on the lower inside of the rear frame. Then visit Graco. to see if your model number is listed there or call 1-800-345-4109. If your stroller is part of the recall, Graco will send you a repair kit within one to two weeks.
While visiting the Graco website I noticed that several other Graco strollers have had recalls on them. The 2005 Tandem and MetroLife Strollers were recalled because they failed to latch properly and collapsed unexpectedly while in use. Two-hundred-thirty injuries of broken bones, cuts, bruises, and bumps happened to children riding in the strollers and those pushing the strollers. This recall affected 1,143,000 strollers. A repair kit is available from the to fix the latch problem.
The 2001 Century Multi-Use Strollers sold between December 1996 and March 2001 are also on a recall list. The site reports that these strollers can collapse unexpectedly and the car seat/carrier can detach. Check the model number to see if your stroller is one of the 650,000 affected by this recall. Call Century at 1-800-837-4044 for assistance.
The Graco website states that “The safety of your child is of utmost importance to Graco .” After seeing the number of baby products that this company has on their recall list, I have to wonder about this statement. There are highchairs, car seats, playards, soothers, and more with recalls or safety issues listed on the website. This was shocking to me as I always figure that when I buy a baby product it should be safe! It seems that when the safety of children is involved better product testing should be done before products are available to consumers. Companies that produce these baby products should and must take more responsibility!