There are many products available on the market aimed to make parents’ lives easier and more efficient. But what happens when these products fail and risk their childrens’ safety? In both the United States and Canada, over 350 phil&teds Travel System 26 infant car seat adaptors for strollers have been recalled due to a fall hazard.
The phil&teds Travel System 26 infant car seat adaptor is made of plastic and is used to connect an infant car seat to a stroller. The plastic can crack, making the product unstable and sometimes break, posing a fall hazard to the child.
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.
There have been two reported incidents of the plastic adapters cracking and breaking when stored in freezing weather conditions. No infants have been injured, but if you are currently using the product, you are instructed to stop using the recalled adaptor immediately and contact phil&teds for free replacement.
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