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Once More Around the Block: Third Stroller Recall from CPSC

You might feel you have heard this all before, and you would be correct. Unfortunately, that does not lessen the safety issues still surrounding folding strollers and that precipitated the Maclaren and Graco recalls. The same dangers to children's fingers have caused the CPSC and Regal Lager Inc., of Kennesaw, Ga., to recall the Ruby, Onyx and Topaz models of Cybex umbrella strollers. Note that “CYBEX” is printed on the side of the strollers.

As with the other strollers recalled, the stroller’s hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller. The company has received one report of a child breaking a finger in the hinge mechanism. The recalled Cybex strollers were sold at department and juvenile product stores nationwide between August 2009 and November 2009, for between $140 and $260.

The CPSC asks consumers to stop using the strollers immediately and contact Regal Lager to receive a free hinge cover retrofit kit. Consumers can contact the company at the Company Service Center at (800) 593-5522 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.regallager.com/recalls - consumers can also email the firm at info@regallager.com.

The CPSC still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell the Commission about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.

Information on the Canadian Cybex recall can be found at: http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=953.

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