August 28, 2008: phil&teds Stroller Recall
Hinge locking mechanism poses a laceration hazard
Four strollers were included in this recall; the image here represents just one.
According to the US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), Regal Lager Inc., of Kennesaw, Georgia, is voluntarily recalling approximately 44,000 of its phil&teds® strollers. Nine consumers have reported that they have injured their fingers in the stroller’s locking mechanism.
Do You Own This Stroller?
The recalled strollers were sold under brand name “phil&teds.” phil&teds e3 Single Buggy, e3 Twin Buggy and sport v1 Single Buggy Strollers are included in this recall. (Additionally, 425 e3 Twin Buggy Strollers were recalled on May 5, 2006.) The recalled single strollers 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.
The carriers were sold at baby furniture and baby products stores nationwide from August 2003 through August 2008 for between $400 and $650.
Whom to Contact
Consumers should stop using the strollers immediately and contact Regal Lager to obtain a free hinge cover repair kit and instructions.
- Call (877) 242-5676 between 9 AM and 5 PM, EST Monday through Friday
- Visit the firm’s website at www.regallager.com
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