Thousands of phil&teds Strollers Recalled

Chicago Product Liability Attorney

Illinois Personal Injury Attorney

Approximately 30,000 phil&teds jogging strollers were recently recalled in the United States and Canada as a result of reports that a person’s finger can become caught in the hinge mechanism when folding and unfolding the stroller, which could result in the potential for amputation and laceration.

The popular stroller manufacturer phil&teds recalled the stroller after it received three reports of incidents in which the adult users of the strollers suffered injuries while folding or unfolding the stroller, one of which resulted in the amputation of the adult’s fingertip.

The strollers recalled include the sport v2 (serial numbers 0308/0001 to 0510/0840) and classic v1 model (serial numbers 0308-0001 to 0510/0906) single-seat jogging strollers. The strollers have three wheels, a metal frame, cloth seat and canopy.

The recalled strollers were sold by Specialty Juvenile stores throughout the country from May 2008 through July 2010 and they retailed between $350 and $450.

What to do if your stroller has been recalled

To determine whether your stroller has been recalled, consumers should check their stroller’s serial number which is located on the inside of the folding hinge. If your stroller has been recalled, you should immediately stop using the stroller and contact phil&teds USA to receive a free hinge-cover kit and repair instructions. phil&teds USA can be contacted at (877) 432-1642 or www.philandteds.com/support.

If you or your child has been injured using one of the recalled strollers, you may wish to contact the experienced Illinois product liability attorneys at Ankin Law Offices to learn about a possible personal injury or product liability claim.

Howard Ankin of Ankin Law Office LLC (www.ankinlaw.com) handles workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. Mr. Ankin can be reached at (312) 600-0000 and howard@ankinlaw.com.