A 2-yo in New Zealand got his fingertip near chopped off by a Phil & Teds Dash, which is not one of the models that have been recalled [again] recently for fingerchopping.:
"The tip of his finger was 90 per cent off. It was horrific."Apparently, it wasn't defective, but broken in some undetectable way. And I guess because quirky New Zealand has its own product liability laws, culture, Phil & Teds was able to apologize to "wee Felix" without getting sued into oblivion. Now don't that make you warm and tingly as a worn off general anaesthetic?
Felix began vomiting soon after and was taken by ambulance to Waikato Hospital, where his fingertip, described by surgeons as a "90 per cent amputation", was reattached under general anaesthetic.
Mrs Johnson said Felix had since regained use of the finger.
Phil and Teds upgraded her stroller about a week after the accident.
On a related note, I will bet that this kind of story anticipates our rapidly approaching future, when the CPSC's searchable database of consumer incident reports comes online. Every stroller-amputated fingertip will come with a personal story. We're all Wee Felixes now.
Buggy nearly severed my son's fingertip [nzherald via dt reader howard]