CPSC, Health Canada recalled 22,000 jogging strollers for amputation risks

01/21/2011 // Greensboro, NC, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Fort Collins, CO—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and phil&teds USA Inc., have voluntarily recalled about 22,000 jogging strollers over laceration and amputation hazards. The CPSC announced the recall on January 21, 2011.

The recall was initiated after noticing when folding and unfolding the stroller, the consumer’s fingers could become caught in the hinge mechanism, which poses an amputation and laceration risk to the consumer.

The CPSC reported, “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.”

Consumers are advised to contact phil&teds USA to receive a free hinge-cover kit and repair instructions.

For further information, consumers can contact phil&teds USA at (877) 432-1642 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit their website at www.philandteds.com/support.

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