Strollers Recalled by phil&teds USA Due to Risk of Injury from Brake Failure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 28, 2011
Release #11-288
Firm's Recall Hotline: (855) 652-9019
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

Strollers Recalled by phil&teds USA Due to Risk of Injury from Brake Failure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Explorer and Hammerhead Strollers

Units: Explorer: 7,400 in the U.S. and 1,900 in Canada; Hammerhead: 160 in the U.S. and 65 in Canada

Importer: phil&teds USA Inc, of Fort Collins, Colo.

Hazard: The brake mechanism on the strollers can fail, posing an injury hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Eight incidents have been reported globally; none in North America. No injuries were reported.

Description: 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.

Sold by: Sold online at philandteds.com, pishposhbaby.com, and albeebaby.com; and at Babies R Us and specialty juvenile retailers in the United States and Canada from August 2010 through June 2011 for between $475 and $500.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact phil&teds to arrange to receive a upgraded brake assembly. Explorer owners will receive a new frame fitted with an upgraded brake assembly. Consumers can perform an in-home swap out of the affected frame. Hammerhead owners will receive a pre-paid return shipping container in order to return the stroller to phil&teds where the brake assembly will be replaced and the stroller returned.

Consumer Contact: For additional information in the U.S. and Canada, contact phil&teds USA toll free at (855) 652-9019 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s website at www.philandteds.com/support

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1380

Picture of recalled stroller showing serial number location

Picture of recalled Explorer stroller

Explorer

 

Picture of recalled Hammerhead stroller

Hammerhead

 

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