Jogging strollers are a great item to buy used, so first check craigslist for a gently used jogging stroller. Be sure to ask:
- How long have they had the jogging stroller
- Does the stroller have air tires? Most jogging strollers do and you would need to assess the condition
- Get the model number and check if there are recalls. You can to make sure there are no current recalls (and with any baby product you buy used) since you will be running with baby in this stroller
If you do not decide to purchase a used one, they sell really well on craiglists. Otherwise, here’s the list for the most non-toxic jogging strollers:
I love this company’s mission, to “ make gear for families to get out and do what they love, while doing our best to preserve the planet we all share.” This high-quality, eco-friendly stroller comes with amazing customer service!
- 100% rPET fabric, recycles 28 post-consumer plastic water bottles
- No harmful chemicals – free of PVC, BPA, phthalates, fire retardant and polyurethane foam
- The manufacturing of their black fabrics conserve 89% more water
- UPF/SPF 45+ canopy with magnetic viewing window, pop out extension and removable back panel
- One step fold
- Infant bassinet sold separately
This company has been getting better in ensuring that standards are met and chemical exposure is controlled. They have awesome customer service and provided me the following (Phil & Teds own Mountain Buggy):
No Phil and Teds or Mountain Buggy stroller products sold in the USA have been treated with fire retardants, with the exception of the Traveller Portable Cot’s inner mattress as it is an overnight certified sleep product. Although this item are treated with Fire Retardants, the chemicals that are of concern for its health risks, tris (2,3-dibromopropyl) phosphate (which contains bromine), and Tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate or TDCPP are not used. We also work closely with our supply network to ensure our products do not contain harmful flame retardants such as all major diastereoisomers and Alkanes, C10-13, chloro (Short Chain Chlorinated Paraffins). Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (brominated flame retardant) is something generally used in the electronics industry for wire coatings. It is not something that is usual in our industry unless a product contains electronics. The retardant that we use in these 2 sleep products is an organic phosphate. It is located “within” the mattress, so it is completely isolated from the child by the outer layer as well.
Chemical testing of all materials used on phil&teds products is something that is taken seriously by phil&teds to ensure the safety of your child. We test our products to European, Australia, New Zealand, and American standards and legislation, including the relevant European directives. These have strict requirements for chemical testing of children’s products. As an example some of the chemicals we test for are as follows: Lead, Cadmium, Antimony, Chromium, Barium, Mercury, Selenium, Arsenic and Phthalates. All our products adhere to, and exceed the chemical requirements as stipulated by respective legislation in all our markets of operation.
The buggies are a PVC and BPA free product, and comply with all requirements relating to acceptable levels of Phthalates in children’s products. Our storm covers are made from a special “european directive” compliant PVC which means that the amounts of phthalates contained in the plastic must be below the specified levels. We have independently tested our storm covers and can confirm that no phthalates are detectable. These covers comply with CPSIA, REACH and European directives. There is no chlorine in our products also. The PVC covers do contain chlorides.
The content of lead in any of our mountain buggy products is either not detectable or is well below the CPSIA specified maximum level (trace amounts). There is no lead in our fabrics. In terms of the lead content in the USA market, we comply with both the mandatory limits of 300ppm for lead in content, and 90ppm for lead in surface coatings. To be specific, the US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (HR4040) – Children’s products containing lead -Total Lead content in accordance with Sec. 101 (a) stipulates a maximum limit of 300ppm – our products typically contain <10ppm; whilst Total lead content in paint and surface coating in accordance with Sec. 101 (f) and 16 CFR 1303 dictates a maximum level of 90ppm – our products again typically contain <10ppm.