Consumer product recall

Phil & teds USA recalls the Cushy Ride Seat Liner

Starting date:
July 14, 2015
Posting date:
July 14, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Chemical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Phil & teds Cushy Ride Seat Liner

Product description

This recall involves the phil & teds Cushy Ride seat liner.  Two models of the Cushy Ride seat liner are affected, a main seat liner (model#VCR) and a smaller second seat liner (model #VDKCR). This padded liner comes in various colours, such as light blue, pink, mustard yellow and olive. It provides added comfort and is intended for use in children's strollers. 

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has revealed that this product made, in whole or in part, of polyurethane foam (PUF) contains tris (2-chlorethyl) phosphate (TCEP) and can pose a chemical hazard to young children.

TCEP is an industrial chemical with flame retardant properties. It is commonly used as a plasticizer and viscosity regulator with flame retardant properties in polyurethanes. Children’s polyurethane foam products that contain TCEP have the potential to cause harmful effects in children under three years of age. Migration of TCEP from PUF products as a result of young children's mouthing behaviour, such as sucking or chewing, may contribute to oral exposure to this substance, including through fabric coverings. TCEP is considered a carcinogen for which there may be a probability of harm at any level of exposure and it may cause impaired fertility in males.

Neither phil & teds  nor Health Canada has received any consumer reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of this polyurethane foam product.

Number sold

Approximately 531 units of the recalled products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from December 2009 to July 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



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What you should do

Consumer should immediately stop using the recalled product.  These products should be discarded in your household garbage in such a way that they cannot be used or re-sold.  Contact phil & teds USA for more information on product replacement.

For additional information, consumers may contact phil & teds  customer service line at 1-855-652-9019 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or by email.  You may also visit phil & teds' website to register to receive a replacement product.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website.  You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.