|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 19, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 593-5522
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: "phil & teds" T2 Travel Cots
Units: About 1,000
Distributor: Regal Lager Inc., of Kennesaw, Ga.
Hazard: The plastic cap on the corner connectors can come loose, posing a small parts choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Regal Lager has received one report of a cap found in a child's mouth. No injuries were reported.
Description: The recalled travel cot consists of an aluminum frame with four legs that holds a fabric enclosure for a small child with mesh windows on all sides and a zippered mesh opening on the top. The cot has big black labels on each long side with a white T in a red circle, as well as phil & teds logos on each short end.
Sold by: Baby Furniture and baby product stores nationwide and through Web retailers from June 2005 through August 2006 for about $150.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these cots immediately, and contact Regal Lager for a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: Call Regal Lager Inc. at (800) 593-5522 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or e-mail the firm at email@example.com. This recall information also can be found on the firm's Web site at www.regallager.com
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