phil & teds USA Inc. recalls V5 Dash Strollers

Starting date:
May 18, 2016
Posting date:
May 18, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Physical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-58466

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and phil & teds USA Inc.

Affected products

phil & teds V5 Dash Strollers

Product description

The recalled product is a 3-wheeled stroller that can be used to transport one or two children inline on a single stroller frame. The recalled products have a serial number within the range: PTRV0715/0746 to PTRV0815/2525. The serial number appears on a white sticker on the inside of the frame where the rear left wheel attaches to the stroller. The first four numbers in the serial number correspond to the month and year of production (for example: 0715 = July 2015). The last four numbers correspond to the frame number and increase with each stroller produced (0746, 0747, 0748, etc.).

The recalled products can also be identified by the following:
Model Number UPC Code Seat and Canopy Colour
DASH_V5_5 9 420015754 155 Black
DASH_V5_7 9 420015754 179 Gray
DASH_V5_3 9 420015754 186 Midnight
DASH_V5_11 9 420015754 162 Red

 

Hazard identified

The hinge used to fold the stroller can become damaged during opening and closing, posing a pinch hazard.

Neither Health Canada nor phil & teds USA Inc. has received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of this product in Canada.

phil & teds USA Inc. has received one report of an incident involving the hinge separating. No injuries were reported.

Number sold

Approximately 244 units of the recalled products were sold in Canada at retail stores and online.

In the United States, approximately 630 units of the recalled strollers were distributed.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from October 2015 through to May 2016 in Canada and from August 2015 to April 2016 in the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Importer
phil & teds USA Inc.
Fort Collins
Colorado
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the affected strollers and contact phil & teds to arrange to receive a free repair kit.

For additional information in the U.S. and Canada, consumers can contact phil & teds USA toll free at 1-855-652-9019 or by email between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or visit the company's website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.