New pushchair frames are being offered to owners of certain Phil and Teds buggies, following reports that the brakes on older models can fail.
Affected Phil and Teds Explorer and Hammerhead pushchairs pose a risk of injury as the brakes on some of the models may be damaged, according to the recall notice. This could lead them to operate inefficiently, or fail completely. The issue was originally uncovered in France.
Customers are being offered the chance to swap their pushchair frame for a new model with updated brake design. The fix can either be carried out at home or at a Phil and Teds outlet.
Phil and Teds safety alert
The safety warning relates to older ‘series 1’ models of the three-wheeled Explorer and four-wheeled Hammerhead range of pushchairs, which come in colours including red, black, apple green/black, navy blue and apple green.
Other models of Phil and Teds pushchairs, and newer versions of the Explorer and Hammerhead bought after January 2011, are unaffected.
Is your pushchair affected?
The recall affects Series 1 Explorer and Hammerhead buggies manufactured between June 2010 and January 2011 (serial numbers between 0610/0001 to 0111/4788). You can find your serial number on a white sticker located behind the one-hand fold mechanism, or on the outside of the left-hand hinge.
We’ve listed the specific model numbers below.
- Black/ anthacite EX5 (9420015728262)
- Black/ red EX11 (9420015728231)
- Black/ navy blue EX3 (9420015728255)
- Black/ green EX22 (9420015728248)
- Anise green/ anthracite EX222 (9420015728781)
- Black/ anthracite HH5 (9420015719116)
If you own one of these pushchairs, visit the Phil and Teds website to apply for a free replacement frame.
Phil and Teds safety warnings
This is the second pushchair safety alert for popular pushchair brand Phil and Teds this year.
Back in January, the company issued a finger trap warning for Sport V2 and Classic V1 pushchairs. Owners were offered free covers to prevent fingers being caught in the buggy frame. Safety problems with the Phil and Teds Metoo high chair also came to light in May.