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phil&teds Recalls Infant Car Seat Adaptors for Strollers Due to Fall Hazard

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772, or visit http//:www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Further recall information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: phil&teds Travel System 26 infant car seat adaptors for strollers

Hazard: The plastic adaptors used to connect an infant car seat to a stroller can crack, become unstable and break during use, posing a fall hazard to infants.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: phil&teds toll-free at (855) 652-9019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.philandteds.com and click on "Support," then "Upgrades and Recalls" for more information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/philandteds-Recalls-Infant-Car-Seat-Adaptors-for-Strollers/

Recall Details

Units: About 265 in the U.S. and 122 in Canada

Description: This recall involves phil&teds Travel System 26 (TS26) adaptors used to attach infant car seats to the following phil&teds stroller models, the Classic, Dot, Explorer, Hammerhead, Navigator, S3 and S4. Compatible car seats include the Maxi Cosi Cabriofix, Maxi Cosi Mico, Maxi Cosi Pebble and Cybex Anton. The adaptors are two pieces of black plastic, one for the left side and one for the right side, that connect the stroller to the car seat.  "TS26," "philandteds," "L" for left, "R" for right and UPC "9 420015 7 4004" are printed on the adaptors.  

Incidents/Injuries: phil&teds has received two reports of the adaptors crack and breaking when stored in freezing weather conditions.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled adaptor and contact phil&teds for free replacement adaptors.

Sold at: Baby product and specialty stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com, Babiesrus.com, Diapers.com and phil&teds.com from April 2013 through March 2014 for about $40.

Manufacturer: phil&teds, of Fort Collins, Colo.

Manufactured in: China

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