|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued March 18, 2010
Revised March 21, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 345-4109
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Note: Change in telephone number and consumer contact information.
Graco Recalls Harmony™ High Chairs Due to Fall Hazard
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
Conumers can also view a public service announcement (transcript) about this recall. This is in "streaming video" format.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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