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|Release # 93-046
Pansy Ellen Products Recalls Graduate
Update: Additional Models
PRODUCT: "Graduate Boosterseat,"
model #415 sold by Pansy Ellen Products. The seat has a blue base with a white seat that
fits into four different slotted positions. The back of the blue base is labeled in part:
"THE GRADUATE* Pansy Ellen."
PROBLEM: The seat component may either slide out of the slot in the chair base or may fall
from its slotted position due to inadequate engagement between the seat and the base.
Pansy Ellen is aware of more than 400 such incidents. Minor injuries have occurred
including bumps, cuts and bruises.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should examine their "Graduate Booster Seat," model #415.
If the seat does not fit securely into the slots of the blue base, the consumer should
immediately discontinue use of the product. The consumer can obtain a $5.00 partial refund
by sending the white seat to: Pansy Ellen Products, Inc., 1245 Old Alpharetta Road,
Alpharetta, GA 30202. Consumers with questions may call Pansy Ellen Products at (404)
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC),
Pansy Ellen Products, Inc., of Alpharetta, GA, is voluntarily recalling certain
"Graduate Booster Seats," model #415. On certain of the booster seats the white
plastic seat may either slide out of the slot in the chair base or fall from its slotted
position. Pansy Ellen is aware of more than 400 complaints of seat failures, and some of
the reported incidents have resulted in bumps, cuts and bruises to the children.
The affected "Graduate Booster Seat," model #415, has a blue base and a white
seat. The seat slides into four different slotted positions in the seat base. The back of
the booster seat is labeled, in part: "THE GRADUATE* Pansy Ellen."
Approximately 680,000 of the affected booster seats were sold in retail stores nationwide
from 1987 through 1991. The seats retailed for between $10.99 to $13.99 each.
Consumers should examine their "Graduate Booster Seats," model #415, to make
certain that the white plastic seat fits securely into the slots of the blue seat base. If
the seat does not fit securely, the consumer can obtain a $5.00 partial refund by sending
the white seat to Pansy Ellen Products, Inc., 1245 Old Alpharetta Road, Alpharetta, GA
30202. Consumers with questions about this recall may contact Pansy Ellen Products at
CPSC is announcing this recall as part of its mission to protect the public from
unreasonable risk of injury and death associated with consumer products. The Commission's
objective is to reduce the estimated 28.6 million injuries and 21,700 deaths associated
each year with the 15,000 different products under CPSC's jurisdiction.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of
consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a
product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's
hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press
release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine
and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to email@example.com.