phil&teds – Recall of Strollers (Potential of Amputation/Laceration due to Unsafe Hinge)

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The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada issued a joint recall Friday (see recall notice).

The recall includes sport v2 and classic v1 models of the foldable, three-wheel strollers due to an unsafe hinge. They were sold from April 2008 to this month, and are manufactured in China.

Hazard Identified

The stroller’s hinge mechanism poses a potential fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child or adult when the consumer is folding and unfolding the stroller.

phil&teds has received 3 reports in the United States of parents catching their fingers in the main hinge of their strollers. Worldwide, there have been an additional 6 reports of incidents.

Neither Health Canada nor phil&teds has received any reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Product Name

“sport v2” and “classic v1” Strollers by phil&teds

Joint Recall with phil&teds, Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC)

Full Product Description

This recall involves phil&teds “sport v2” and “classic v1” strollers, which are foldable and have 3 wheels.

  • Sport v2 strollers have “SPv2” printed on the wrist safety strap attached to the stroller handle. They can be identified by serial numbers between 0308/0001 and 0510/0840.
  • Classic v1 strollers have “E3C” printed on the wrist safety strap attached to the stroller handle. They can be identified by serial numbers between 0308/0001 and 0510/0906.

This recall does not affect sport v1, classic v2, dash, hammerhead, explorer or vibe inline buggies.

Number Sold

Approximately 7,251 of the recalled strollers were sold at specialty children’s stores and online in Canada.

Approximately 22,000 were sold in the United States.

Time Period Sold

The recalled products were sold from April 2008 to January 2011.

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
phil&teds of New Zealand

Corrective Action

Consumers should use caution when opening or closing the stroller. Consumers are instructed to contact phil&teds to receive a free hinge cover.

For more information, consumers may contact phil&teds at 1-877-432-1642 or by visiting Next link will take you to another Web site phil&teds recall website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Next link will take you to another Web site Commission’s website.

Jan 21, 2011 “sport v2” and “classic v1” Strollers by phil&teds

Joint Recall with phil&teds, Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC)

phil&teds of New Zealand

 sport v2  and  classic v1  Strollers by phil teds br  br     Joint Recall with phil teds  Health Canada  and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission  US CPSC

 sport v2  and  classic v1  Strollers by phil teds br  br     Joint Recall with phil teds  Health Canada  and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission  US CPSC

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