Stroller Could Cut You When Folding or Unfolding

By Darren Dodge

Stroller Could Cut You When Folding or Unfolding

January 25, 2011 Updated Jan 25, 2011 at 11:42 AM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) Phil & Ted's USA has recalled about 22,000 jogging strollers here in the United states because they can cut you when you fold or unfold them.

One person even had the tip of a finger amputated by the hinge mechanism.

The recall involves sport v2 and classic v1 model single-seat 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, 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 strollers were sold by specialty juvenile stores nationwide from May 2008 through July 2010 for between $350 and $450.

If you own one of these strollers, you should stop using it and contact phil&teds USA to get a free hinge-cover kit and instructions for the repair shipped to you for free.

For more information, contact phil&teds USA at (877) 432-1642 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at www.philandteds.com/support

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