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  • On the Dot
    August 24, 2012

    On the Dot

    I’ve been taking a hiatus from blogging for a bit this summer, enjoying time with my family and working on some other projects. But I am taking a hiatus from my hiatus to bring you my review of the newest...

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  • phil&teds recalls Sport V2 and Classic V1 buggies
    January 23, 2011

    phil&teds recalls Sport V2 and Classic V1 buggies

    This week, phil&teds announced a voluntary recall-to-repair of their Sport V2 and Classic V1 strollers. The hinges can pose an amputation and laceration hazard if fingertips are inserted while the stroller is folding or unfolding. The phrase “amputation hazard” is...

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  • 11 products to watch for in 2011
    January 3, 2011

    11 products to watch for in 2011

    Out with the old, in with the new. Here are 11 noteworthy baby products scheduled to debut in 2011. Bugaboo Donkey – the long-awaited Bugaboo expandable double stroller should make it’s highly anticipated debut this spring. We’re expecting big demand...

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  • phil&teds announces new Explorer buggy
    July 25, 2010

    phil&teds announces new Explorer buggy

    The phil&teds Sport – the granddaddy of the in-line stroller revolution – has been discontinued and will be replaced by the new phil&teds Explorer, which is expected to arrive in stores within the next few weeks. Six years ago, we...

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  • February 5, 2010

    Ready to Grow

    Both my sister and my sister-in-law are pregnant and due in June. It’s the second baby for each of them, which means we’re talking about double strollers. A lot. In 2004, I was starting Magic Beans while finishing my second...

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  • August 21, 2009

    Mountain Buggy production moving to China

    It’s hardly a surprise, but a big disappointment nonetheless. According to an article from a New Zealand media outlet, phil&teds has made the decision to move Mountain Buggy production from New Zealand to China. But I’ve never met a Chinese-made...

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  • July 30, 2009

    Day 30 – phil&teds Dash Stroller

    We’ve been selling phil&teds strollers since the very beginning in 2004. Back then, I ordered them directly from New Zealand (loved their accents), and hardly anyone had ever heard of them. We were one of just a handful of retailers...

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