Strollers recalled due to “amputation risk”
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 09:55
has recalled two models of strollers, citing "a potential fingertip amputation" or laceration hazard from a folding mechanism. The recall of the phil&teds brand products includes the Sport v2 and Classic v1 models, both foldable three-wheeled strollers. Canada
- 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.
The recall was announced on Friday by Health Canada, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and phil&teds, after the New Zealand-based company received complaints from three parents in the U.S. who had caught their fingers in the stroller's hinge mechanism while folding or unfolding the stroller.
An additional six injuries have been reported worldwide, according to Health
Canada, although there have been no reported accidents in . Canada
About 7,250 of the strollers have been sold in
. Approximately 22,000 were sold in the Canada U.S.
The recalled products were sold from April 2008 to this month, and were manufactured in
Consumers were advised to contact the manufacturer at 1-877-432-1642 to receive a free hinge cover, and to use caution when opening and closing the stroller.For more information on this recall, visit Health
's Consumer Product Recalls notice. Canada