January 21, 2011 - The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that thousands of Phil & Ted's jogging strollers are being recalled in the United States. The strollers are also being recalled in Canada.
News reports tie the recall to reports of users getting their fingers caught in one of the hinge mechanisms on the strollers. The CPSC said the recall is being conducted in cooperation with Phil & Ted's USA, Inc. located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Approximately 22,000 strollers are being recalled in the U.S. and 7,200 in Canada.
According to the L.A. Times, there have been three reports of injuries to adults whose fingers were caught in the stroller's hinge mechanism. One of the reports noted that the adult suffered a fingertip amputation.
The strollers recalled include the sport v2 and classic v1 models. They are single-seat jogging strollers sold at specialty stores May 2008-July 2010.
Consumers are advised to stop using the strollers and contact Phil & Ted's USA at 877.432.1642 to obtain a free hinge-cover kit.