The Queensland Minister for Fair Trading has issued a safety warning notice about two models of Phil and Teds strollers. There are serious concerns about the safety of the strollers, based on their stability when fitted with an additional seat.
The two models are the "Sports v2" and "Vibe". Independent testing has found the strollers failed to meet mandatory safety requirements.
There is a risk of childhood injury in the use of these strollers when an extra seat is attached. The strollers may become unstable if the child in the front seat is removed before the child in the rear seat.
What consumers should do
Consumers are urged to strictly follow the manufacturer's instructions, which state "never place a single child in the rear seat and in the case of two children always unload the child in the back seat first".
If you or your child have suffered injury with a Phil and Ted's stroller please call the Queensland Office of Fair Trading 13 QGOV (13 74 68) and ask to be put through to the Product Safety Unit or email them. A copy of the Queensland Minister's safety warning notice is available at www.fairtrading.qld.gov.au/phil-teds-strollers.htm.
Phil and Ted's have also issued an international safety recall on the "Sports v2" and "Classic v1" models, due to a finger entrapment hazard. More details on the recall can be found on the Recalls Australia website.
Consumers can contact Phil and Ted's on 1800 888 586.