U.S. and Canadian authorities announced the recall of almost 30,000 jogging strollers after reports of adults getting fingers caught in a hinge on the devices, marking another in a series of problems in recent years with baby strollers.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada took the action after learning of one adult who had a fingertip amputated, and others that suffered cuts, on the hinge of the strollers, which are manufactured by phil&teds USA Inc.
Two models were subjected to the recall: the sport v2 and the classic v1. The Chinese-made strollers were sold to consumers between May, 2008, and July of last year, selling for $350 to $450.
The CPSC recommends that anyone who owns one of these models should stop using it immediately, and contact phil&teds to receive a hinge cover and a repair kit.
This is the latest in a series of recalls of strollers and other baby devices. An estimated 1 million McLaren strollers were recalled in 2009, as were more than 3.5 million Graco strollers last year. Both companies’ models had caused fingertip amputations in children, while the Graco strollers were also cited in the strangulation of four children.