On January 21, 2010, The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada along with the cooperation of the stroller manufacturer announced the recall due to three reported injuries and probable cause for other injuries to happen.
These strollers were made by phil&teds. And if you have one of the strollers, you need to STOP using the strollers and contact the company for instructions. Be aware that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
The firms Hotline number is (877) 432-1642 and the Hotline for CPSC is (800) 638-2772
News release explaining recall is as follows:
Name of Product: Jogging Strollers
Units: About 22,000 in the United States and 7,200 in Canada
Importer: phil&teds USA Inc., of Fort Collins, CO
Hazard: When folding and unfolding the stroller, a consumer’s finger can become caught in the hinge mechanism, posing amputation and laceration hazards.
Incidents/Injuries: 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.
Description: 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.
Sold by: Specialty juvenile stores nationwide from May 2008 through July 2010 for between $350 and $450.
Manufactured in: China (Where else?)
Remedy: 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.
Consumer Contact: 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 at www.philandteds.com/support
Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1252
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