|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 1, 2004
Release # 04-206
|Firm's Hotline: (877) 242-5676
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Lascal "Buggy Board" stroller attachment
Units: About 11,500
Manufacturer: Regal Lager Inc., of Kennesaw, Ga.
Hazard: The Buggy Board's red connecting pins can break, causing the board to partially detach from the stroller or carriage, posing a fall hazard to the user.
Incidents/Injuries: Regal Lager Inc. has received two reports of the Buggy Board disengaging from a stroller or carriage, resulting in falls to children. One minor injury was reported.
Description: The Lascal "Buggy Board" is a wheeled board that attaches to a stroller or baby carriage, allowing an older child to stand on the board and ride behind the stroller between the arms of a parent or caregiver. The product comes in black, blue, red and techno styles, and has the words "Buggy Board" printed on the top center of the board, with the name "Lascal" molded into the plastic on the bottom center of the board. Buggy Boards with orange connecting pins are not included in the recall.
Sold at: Specialty retail stores, catalogs and internet sites from January 2003 through July 2004 for about $88.
Manufactured in: Sweden
Remedy: The manufacturer is providing free repair kits to consumers consisting of orange replacement pins for these Buggy Boards.
Consumer Contact: Call Regal Lager Inc. at (877) 242-5676 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or log on to the company's Web site at www.regallager.com
Media Contact: Luanne Whiting-Lager at (678) 819-5805 or email@example.com
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