CPSC: phil&teds USA Recalls Strollers for Injury Risks, Brake Failure

07/28/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Fort Collins, CO — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and phil&teds USA have announced a voluntary product recalled of Explorer and Hammerhead Strollers, over injury risks the products pose. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on July 28, 2011.

The product recall was issued after discovering that the braking mechanism on the strollers can fail, which poses an injury hazard to the baby inside the stroller.

“The recalled strollers have metal frames and were sold as single strollers or with a doubles kit to make them double strollers. The Explorer has three wheels and the Hammerhead has four. Both have a cloth seat and canopy. Explorer strollers were sold in the following colors: black, apple green, navy, red/black and apple green/black. Hammerhead strollers were sold in black only. The phil&teds logo is located on the crotch piece of the harness on both models. The strollers have the text ‘phil&teds model EX explorer’ or ‘phil&teds model HH hammerhead’ printed on a sticker on the rear axle bar. The serial numbers run consecutively with the month and year followed by the unit number. Affected serial numbers: 0610/0001 to 0111/4788 (June 2010, unit #1, to January 2011, unit #4788). This information can be found on a sticker attached to the inside of the left hand hinge when viewing the stroller from behind,” the CPSC press release reported.

Consumers are being advised to contact phil&teds for a upgraded brake assembly.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact phil&teds USA toll free at (855) 652-9019 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit www.philandteds.com/support.

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