Posted by Marianne Frederick
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Graco Children’s Products Inc., of Atlanta, Georgia, have recalled approximately 86,000 Classic Wood High Chairs in the U.S. and 3,400 in Canada. The reason for this Graco recall is a fall hazard, as the high chair’s seat can loosen or become detached from the high chair’s base. Graco has received 58 reports of the high chair seats becoming loose and detaching from the base. Nine children have fallen when the seat detached, and one child in Canada experienced a concussion.
The chairs were manufactured in China, and imported to the U.S. by Graco. They were sold by Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, and other retail stores and online by Target.com and Walmart.com from September 2007 through December 2010 for approximately $130. The high chairs were available in three different wooden finishes, and have a top seat, bottom leg assembly and removable tray. The high chair came with a beige fabric seat cover.
Consumers should stop using the wooden high chairs immediately and contact Graco for a free repair kit. Graco can be reached at 1-800-345-4109, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or consumers can visit the company’s website at www.gracobaby.com. To see photos of these recalled high chairs, please visit the CPSC website, www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PREREL/prhtml13/13006.html.
Last weekend, while frequenting a yard sale, I was surprised to see three children’s products–all had been recalled–including a high chair, and two strollers for sale. The latter two had been recalled in January 2010. The people who were selling them were not aware of the recall and didn’t know that it is illegal to sell any product that has been recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. So, to parents who are looking to purchase a stroller or other children’s product or furniture, please check the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s recall notices on http://www.cpsc.gov or look on our website as Child Safety Blog also posts the CPSC recalls.