September 30, 2010: Fisher-Price Recalls Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs
Many styles of the high chair are included in this recall. Image here represents just one.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, New York, have recalled about 950,000 high chairs (125,000 in Canada) due to laceration hazards. Children can fall on or against the pegs on the rear legs of the high chair resulting in injuries or lacerations. The pegs are used for high chair tray storage.
CPSC and Fisher-Price are aware of 14 reports of incidents, including seven reports of children requiring stitches and one tooth injury. One of these incidents was reported in Canada.
Do You Own This Product?
This recall involves the Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs with pegs on the back legs intended for tray storage. The high chairs have a folding frame for storage and a three-position reclining seat. The model number and date code of the high chair is on the back of the seat. All Easy Clean and Close To Me High Chairs are included in this recall. Only Healthy Care High Chairs manufactured before December 2006 are included in the recall. If the fourth digit in the date code is 6 or less, the Healthy Care High Chair is included in the recall.
The high chair sold at mass merchandise retail stores nationwide from September 2001 through September 2010 for between about $70 and $115. The Healthy Care High Chairs were made in China. Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs were made in Mexico.
Whom to Contact
Consumers should stop using the High Chair immediately and contact Fisher-Price for instructions and a free repair kit. For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 between 9 AM and 6 PM EST, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.service.mattel.com.
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