|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 21, 2002
Release # 02-107
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 345-4109
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
CPSC, Graco Announce Replacement Instructions for Activity Tray
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Graco Children's Products, Inc., of Elverson, Pa., is providing a new instruction sheet for installing the suction cups on about 8,900 Snack and Activity Trays. The Snack and Activity Trays are sold with detached suction cups that the consumer installs. If the suction cups are not properly attached, they can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Graco has not received any reports of injury from the suction cups detaching. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
The Snack and Activity Tray can attach to high chairs, strollers, swings and other flat surfaces. There are four toys on each tray, including a toucan with a rainbow colored beak, a clear ball with colored beads inside, a yellow star with a mirror on one side and a green dog. "Mix 'N Move™" is molded on the toucan, ball and dog. The toys are removable and interchangeable with other Mix 'N Move™ toys, which are purchased separately.
Discount, department and juvenile product stores, including Sears, nationwide sold these activity trays from August 2001 through February 2002 for about $15.
Consumers should stop using these products immediately. To receive a new instruction sheet, consumers should contact Graco at (800) 345- 4109 anytime. Consumers also can visit the firm's web site at www.gracobaby.com, where a new instruction sheet can be printed immediately.
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