Amputation hazard for jogging strollers

On January 21, 2011 the "sport v2" and "classic v1" Strollers by phil&tedshave been joint recalled.

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

This product safety 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 the sport v1, classic v2, dash, hammerhead, explorer or vibe inline buggies.

What is the danger?

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 three reports in the United States of parents catching their fingers in the main hinge of their strollers. Worldwide, there have been an additional six reports of incidents. There is at least one amputation of a fingertip reported in the United States.

At time of the recall neither Health Canada nor phil&teds has received any reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

What should I do?

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

For more information, you may contact phil&teds at 1-877-432-1642 or by visiting the recall website.

How many were sold and where?

Approximately 7,251 of the recalled strollers were sold at specialty children's stores and online in Canada. Another 22,000 were sold in the United States.

These recalled jogging strollers were sold from April 2008 to January 2011. The strollers were manufactured in China. The company is phil&teds of New Zealand.

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