The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed. Consumers can submit reports of harm to CPSC’s new searchable online product safety database at www.SaferProducts.gov. A searchable food and medical product recall database is available at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm.
Units: About 7,600 in the United States and 2,000 in Canada
Importer: phil&teds USA Inc., of Fort Collins, Colo.
Hazard: The brake mechanism on the strollers can fail, posing an injury hazard.
Description: Explorer and Hammerhead strollers have metal frames and were sold as single strollers or with a 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 black, apple green, navy, red/black and apple green/black. Hammerhead strollers were sold in black. Serial numbers are 0610/0001 to 0111/4788 (June 2010, unit #1, to January 2011, unit #4788).
Sold 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 $475 to $500.
Remedy: Contact company for an upgraded brake assembly. Explorer owners will receive a new frame fitted with an upgraded brake assembly. Hammerhead owners will receive a pre-paid return shipping container to return the stroller for brake assembly replacement.
Contact: Call 855-652-9019 or visit www.philandteds.com/support.