|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 345-4109
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Graco Harmony™ High Chairs
Units: About 1.2 million
Manufacturer: Graco Children's Products Inc., of Atlanta, Ga.
Hazard: The screws holding the front legs of the high chair 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 poses a fall hazard to children.
Incidents/Injuries: Graco has received 464 reports of screws loosening/falling out and/or plastic brackets cracking causing the high chair to tip over unexpectedly. These tip-over's resulted in 24 reports of injuries including bumps and bruises to the head, a hairline fracture to the arm, and cuts, bumps, bruises and scratches to the body.
Description: This recall involves all Harmony™ High Chairs. The Harmony™ high chair was manufactured from November 2003 through December 2009 and is no longer in production. The model number can be found on the label that is located on the underside of the foot rest.
|Harmony™ High Chair Model Numbers
|Note: These model numbers may begin with the letter A, B, C, or D
Sold at: AAFES, Burlington Coat Factory, Babies "R" Us, Toys "R" Us, Sears, Target, Target.com, Walmart, WalMart.com, Shopko, USA Baby, and other retailers nationwide from December 2003 through March 2010 for between $70 and $120.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the Harmony™ high chair and contact Graco to receive a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: To order a free repair kit, contact Graco toll-free at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.gracobaby.com
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