Phil & Teds Recalls Explorer and Hammerhead Strollers

Phil & Teds has announced a recall of Explorer and Hammerhead strollers in the U.S. and Canada in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada. 7,400 Explorer and 160 Hammerhead models were recalled in the U.S., while 1,900 Explorer and 65 Hammerhead models were recalled in Canada. Different Phil & Teds stroller models were previously recalled in January 2011.

The brake mechanism on the strollers can fail, posing an injury hazard. Eight incidents have been reported globally, but none occurred in North America. No injuries have been reported with this recall.

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 range between 0610/0001 and 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.

The recalled strollers were sold online at philandteds.com, pishposhbaby.com, and albeebaby.com, as well as at Babies R Us and specialty juvenile retailers in the United States and Canada. Both models were sold from August 2010 through June 2011 for between $475 and $500 and were made in China.

— Sam Warren, BabyCenter News

 

 

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