If you have a jogging stroller, you’ll want to read further. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall of nearly 30,000 phil&ted jogging strollers .
When folding and unfolding the stroller, a consumer’s finger can become caught in the hinge mechanism, posing amputation and laceration hazards.
The company has received three reports of incidents resulting in injuries to the adult users including a finger tip amputation and two reports of lacerations.
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 strollers were sold in specialty children’s stores in Atlanta and nationwide from May 2008 through July 2010 for between $350 and $450.
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.
If you purchased a recalled stroller in the Atlanta area you can contact the store or 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 at www.philandteds.com/support or click here and here.
Also, remember, if you shop at any of the kid’s consignment sales in the Atlanta area make sure you are not buying or selling a product that has been recalled. Check the CPSC for recalls.