|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 27, 2006
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 593-5522
Regal Lager Inc. Recall to Repair Strollers Due to Abrasion Hazard
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 e3 Strollers with doubles seats
Units: About 14,300
Manufacturer: Regal Lager Inc., of Kennesaw, Ga.
Hazard: Children can touch the rear tires when in the stroller's add-on seat. This can pose an abrasion hazard to children.
Incidents/Injuries: Regal Lager has received one report of a child who scraped his arm from touching the tire in motion.
Description: This recall involves the e3 Buggy which is a three-wheeled stroller with a black steel tubing frame. It is sold in a variety of fabric colors. An additional seat, known as a "Doubles Kit," can be added directly behind the main stroller's seat allowing a second child to ride in the stroller. This seat can either be added on top of the stroller's frame or attached on top of the rear axle in the lower position. When used in the lower position, a seated child can reach the wheels.
Sold by: Baby furniture and baby products stores nationwide, and Internet retailers from July 2005 through November 2006 for about $380.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the additional rear seat in the lower position on top of the rear axle and contact Regal Lager for free additional rear wheel guards.
Customer Contact: For more information, contact Regal Lager at (800) 593-5522 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, e-mail the firm at email@example.com, or visit the firm's Web site at www.regallager.com
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