|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 28, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 242-5676
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 Single Buggy, e3 Twin Buggy and sport v1 Single Buggy Strollers.
Units: About 44,000 (This recall was first announced in May 2006)
Importer: Regal Lager Inc., of Kennesaw, Ga.
Hazard: The stroller's hinge locking mechanism poses a laceration hazard to the user folding and unfolding the strollers.
Incidents/Injuries: Regal Lager has received nine reports from consumers who injured their fingers in the stroller's hinge locking mechanism.
Description: The recalled single strollers all have metal frames with three wheels, a cloth seat and canopy. The twin strollers have a metal frame with four wheels, side-by-side cloth seats and double sun canopies. The strollers were sold in a variety of colors including red, orange, green, black, charcoal and navy. The Phil & Teds logo is located on the crotch piece of the harness.
Sold at: Baby furniture and baby products stores nationwide from August 2003 through August 2008 for between $400 and $650.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the strollers immediately and contact Regal Lager to obtain a free hinge cover repair kit and instructions.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can Regal Lager toll-free at (877) 242-5676 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.regallager.com
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