Jogging Strollers Recalled Due to Possible Amputation|Tips for Buying a Baby Stroller

Jogging Strollers Recalled Due to Possible Amputation

According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, jogging strollers offered for sale by phil teds; USA have been recalled.
Consumer reports of injuries have prompted the recall of the strollers sold by phil teds; USA. The company is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. The strollers were manufactured in China.

Three consumer reports claim injuries occurred because the hinge mechanism can cause laceration or amputations. In one instance a consumer’s finger tip was amputated. Two other injuries that were reported included lacerations. Consumers are being offered a repair kit to resolve this situation.

With approximately 22,000 jogging strollers in the United States and 7,200 sold in Canada, phil teds; USA is offering a repair kit for the jogging strollers. To read the original report by the CPSC view this site.

The CPSC report lists serial numbers for the classic v1 as 0308/0001 to 0510/0906. These were sold in a variety of colors. The v2 unit has serials numbers 0308/0001 to 0510/0840 and were sold in red.

The serial numbers on all strollers include a date code in the first four numbers. The jogging strollers being recalled by phil teds; USA are the sport v2 and the classic v1.

The recalled strollers were sold nationwide and in Canada between May 2008 and July 2010. Consumers paid between $350 and $450. To view information on phil teds; USA website use this link. To read Health Canada view this site.

A repair kit is being offered to consumers to prevent more injuries. To contact phil teds; USA for information about receiving a repair kit, consumers may call 877-432-1642 between 9 AM and 7 PM.

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CPSC

Tips for Buying a Baby Stroller

You and your baby will be spending a lot of hours with this must-have piece of baby equipment, so you want to be sure that you buy a baby stroller that is mom-friendly and baby-comfy. These tips will help scrutinize would-be baby stroller contenders in the marketplace and so you can buy the one model that will meet the needs of both you and baby.
Take Baby Stroller for Test Drive

Try a stroller out before you buy it. Handles should be at a comfortable height, steering should be easy (you will be pushing the baby stroller with one hand a lot) and all stroller wheels should touch the ground evenly.

Many baby stroller brands are sold partially assembled in boxes to save the consumer money. Good idea, as long as the store provides a test model that is fully assembled. If the store does not provide a test model baby stroller, go to another store.

Fold and Unfold Baby Stroller

Another reason you need go to a store that provides a fully assembled test model (or perhaps has all stroller models fully assembled) is for folding and unfolding the stroller. Test baby stroller brands for ease of opening and closing. This is something you will be doing a thousand times, at least half of those times you will be folding or unfolding the stroller with one hand while dealing with a crying/squirming/sleeping baby with the other hand. The baby stroller should fold and unfold fast and smooth.

Safety Recliner on Wheels

Young babies can’t sit upright comfortably and need to be placed in a reclining position riding comfort. Buy a stroller that offers several reclining seat positions that can take a baby from the newborn stage through toddler-hood.

A safety belt that has a waist strap and a strap that goes between the legs is a must-have to keep baby secure in the stroller. Toddlers can easily wiggle out of these type of seat belts, so it’s worth the investment to buy an extra shoulder harness to keep your toddler safe.

Test all safety catches on baby stroller model. Safety catches should be sturdy enough to hold everything in proper position and prevent accidental collapse while being out of baby’s reach.

Easy access from the front of the stroller is another safety feature to look for when buying a stroller. If stroller includes a front tray, it should be easily removable or swing out to the side.

Baby Stroller Canopy and Price

Look for a baby stroller that has a canopy large enough to protect baby from the sun and rain on all sides. A window on top of the canopy is a big plus so you can see baby and he can see you.

Price-wise, the most expensive stroller is not necessarily the best. Family and friends who have babies can provide you with valuable insight and recommendations for buying a baby stroller that will meet all your criteria at the best possible price.