January 21, 2011: Strollers Recalled by phil&teds USA
Many styles of the jogging stroller are included in this recall. Image here represents just one.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with phil&teds® USA Inc., of Fort Collins, Colorado, have recalled about 29,200 jogging strollers (22,000 in the US and 7,200 in Canada) due to amputation and laceration hazards.
When folding and unfolding the stroller, fingers can become caught in the hinge mechanism, posing amputation and laceration hazards. phil&teds has received three reports of incidents resulting in injuries to the adult users including a finger tip amputation and two reports of lacerations.
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This recall involves sport v2 and classic v1 model single-seat jogging strollers. The three-wheel strollers have a metal frame, cloth seat, and a canopy. The sport v2 model stroller was sold in red, orange, green, black, charcoal, navy, and in graffiti print. Sport v2 serial numbers included in the recall are 0308/0001 to 0510/0840. The classic v1 model strollers were only sold in red. Serial numbers for the classic v1 are 0308/0001 to 0510/0906. The first four digits of the serial number is a month/year date code and the last four digits are for the individual stroller. Serial numbers are printed on the inside of the folding hinge. The phil&teds logo is located on the crotch piece of the harness on both models.
The jogging strollers sold at specialty juvenile stores nationwide from May 2008 through July 2010 for between $350 and $450. They were manufactured in China.
Whom to Contact
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact phil&ted USA to arrange for the shipping of a free hinge-cover kit and repair instructions. For additional information, contact phil&teds USA at (877) 432-1642 between 9 AM and 7 PM EST, Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s website at www.philandteds.com/support.
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