RECALL: phil&teds USA Strollers Due To Amputation and Laceration Hazards
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, have issued a voluntary recall of phil&teds sport v2 and classic v1 model single-seat jogging strollera, due to amputation and laceration hazards.
22,000 jogging strollers in the United States and 7,200 in Canada have been recalled due to the risk of a consumer’s fingers getting caught in the hinge mechanism, when folding and unfolding the stroller. Three incidents where adult users experienced a finger tip amputation and two reports of lacerations have been reported so far.
“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 strollers were sold in stores from May 2008 through July 2010 for between $350 and $450. If you currently own one of these models, you should stop using it immediately 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 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company’s website.