|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued August 27, 1999; Revised July 31, 2002
Release # 99-162
Company Phone Number: (800) 345-4109
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
Graco Contact: Barbara Riggins, (610) 884-8490
Note: telephone number change
CPSC, Graco Announce Recall to Repair Activity Trays and Bath Sets
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Graco Children's Products Inc., of Elverson, Pa., is recalling about 100,000 activity trays and bath sets with suction cups for repair. The suction cups can detach, presenting a choking hazard to young children.
Graco has received four reports of children starting to choke after putting the suction cups in their mouths, including one that required use of the Heimlich maneuver.
The activity trays and bath sets being recalled are the Graco® and Children On The Go® brand Stroller Snack and Activity Trays, Bathtime Activity Trays, and Bathtime Toy Netting products. The activity trays attach with suction cups to tiled or smooth surfaces. There are four toys attached to each tray. The tray toys are removable and interchangeable with other Mix ‘N MoveTM toys, which are purchased separately. The Stroller Snack and Activity Tray's toys include a toucan, rolling ball, star and dog. The Bathtime Activity Tray's toys include an octopus, u-tube, spinning ball and paddlewheel. "Graco" or "Children On The Go" is on the underside of the tray. The Bathtime Toy Netting consists of a clam soapholder and fish washcloth holder that attaches with suction cups to tiled or smooth surfaces. A net, used to store toys, hangs between the clam and fish. "Graco" is on the back of the clam and fish.
Discount, department and juvenile product stores nationwide, including Toys "R" Us and Sears, sold these activity trays and bath sets from January 1998 until August 1999 for about $10 to $15.
Consumers should stop using these products immediately. To receive a free repair kit, consumers should call Graco at (800) 345-4109 anytime or access the company's web site. Consumers also can write to Customer Affairs, Graco Children's Products Inc., P.O. Box 100, Elverson, PA 19520.
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