• Is it safe? Check out the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Web site – www.cpsc.gov – for possible recall information. Be sure you take this important step. (And while you’re there, check for recalls on your car seat and other kid gear.)
• Try the stroller before you buy it. While there is a huge amount of useful information available on the Web, it is probably not the best place to purchase a used stroller. You really need to look at and test the functioning of the stroller before forking over your money – especially since shipping costs are always high on something as heavy as a stroller. A better choice is to do your research online and then call your local secondhand shops, comb yard sales, check classified ads or place your own “stroller wanted” ad.
From United Parenting Publications, August 2002