<"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Jogging Strollers, imported by phil&teds USA Inc., of Fort Collins, Colorado, have been recalled for repair for amputation and laceration hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC), just announced. The agencies are advising consumers to stop using the recalled phil&teds Jogging Strollers immediately and note that it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
About 22,000 phil&teds Jogging Strollers have been recalled in the United States and 7,200 have been recalled in Canada.
When folding and unfolding the recalled phil&teds Jogging Stroller, a consumerâ€™s finger can become caught in the hinge mechanism, posing amputation and laceration hazards. To date, phil&teds has received three reports of incidents resulting in injuries to the adult users, including a fingertip amputation and two reports of lacerations.
This recall involves sport v2 and classic v1 model single-seat phil&teds 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, and 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.
The recalled phil&teds Jogging Strollers were manufactured in China and sold in specialty juvenile stores nationwide from May 2008 through July 2010 for between $350 and $450.
The CPSC and HC, in addition to advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled phil&teds Jogging Strollers, are also advising consumers to contact phil&teds USA to arrange for the shipping of a free hinge-cover kit and repair instructions. phil&teds USA can be reached, toll-free, at 1.877.432.1642 between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday or at the companyâ€™s website at www.philandteds.com/support.