Product Recall: Fisher-Price Recalls High Chairs Over Injury Hazards

09/30/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

East Aurora, NY—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada and Fisher-Price have voluntarily recalled about 950,000 high chairs in the U.S. and another 125,000 in Canada. The recall was announced on September 30, 2010, over laceration hazards the high chairs pose.

The recall involves the Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs. The recall was initiated after discovering that children can fall on or against the pegs, located on the rear legs of the high chair. This can cause injuries or lacerations. The pegs are used for tray storage.

According to the CPSC press release, “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 recalled high chairs were sold at mass merchandise retail stores across the U.S. from September 2001 through September 2010. The high chairs sold for between 470 and $115.

Consumers are advised to contact Fisher-Price for instructions on how to obtain a free repair kit.

For further information concerning the recall, consumers can contact Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit their website at www.service.mattel.com.

The Health Canada press release can be found at: http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1179.

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