There has been another recall of a children’s product and this time it poses a fall hazard.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall of Graco Harmony High Chairs. The recall is voluntary and in cooperation with the manufacturer. The CPSC advised consumers to stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
The problem centers around the screws which hold the front legs of the chair. Officials say they can loosen and fall out and/or the plastic bracket on the rear legs can crack causing the high chair to become unstable and tip over unexpectedly. This obviously poses a fall hazard to children.
The high chairs were manufactured by Graco Children’s Products of Atlanta, GA and more than one million units have been sold.
The company has received 464 reports of screws loosening, which again, can cause the high chair to tip over. These tip-over’s have meant as many as 24 reports of injuries. The injuries have run the gamut from bumps and bruises to the head to hairline fractures to arms as well as general bruises and scratches to the body.
The recall involves all Harmony High Chairs, which were manufactured from November 2003 through December 2009 in the U.S. This particular chair is no longer in production. The model number can be found on the label that is located on the
underside of the foot rest.
The highchairs were sold at various retail outlets including AAFES, Burlington Coat Factory, Babies "R" Us, Toys "R" Us, Sears, Target, Target.com, Walmart, WalMart.com, Shopko, USA Baby, and others throughout the country from December 2003 through March 2010 and cost anywhere between $70 and $120.
Consumers should immediately stop using the Harmony High Chair and contact Graco to receive a free repair kit.
This recall by the CPSC is just the latest in a long list of recalls involving children’s products. In early January of 2010, the CPSC announced the recall of 20 models of Dorel Asia cribs. The list goes on an on and includes everything from high chairs and strollers to bracelet and jacket drawstrings.
My focus is on keeping kids safe and I know that child injuries are very serious and can leave a parent feeling helpless. If you believe your child was injured as a result of a faulty or recalled children’s consumer product please contact child injury attorney Jeffrey Killino at 877-875-2927 today.