A third stroller has been recalled out of concern its hinges could break or sever a child's fingers. CYBEX umbrella strollers sold by Regal Lager were recalled in the U.S. and Canada, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada announced.
The company told the CPSC it had been told of one child whose finger got caught in the hinge mechanism used to open and close the strollers. The child suffered a broken finger.
About 1 million of the popular Maclaren strollers were recalled in November after a dozen reports of children having their fingertips severed in the hinge mechanism. And last week, Graco recalled 1.5 million of their strollers after five children suffered fingertip amputations in the hinges on the strollers' canopies.
Expect to see another major recall of strollers for the same reason over the next couple of weeks.
Regal Lager said it sold about 1,100 of its Chinese-made strollers in the U.S. and 90 in Canada. The models being recalled are Ruby, Onyx and Topaz. They were sold from August-November 2009 for $140-$260.
Those who have the strollers are asked to stop using them and request a hinge cover retrofit kit from Regal Lager. Regal Lager can be reached weekdays from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Eastern at (800) 593-5522. The kits also can be ordered through Regal Lager's Web site or by email at email@example.com.
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