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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kathleen Begala
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1193
July 29, 1993
Release # 93-098

Peg Perego Recalls Leg Straps For Certain High Chairs

PRODUCT: Model 21-01-027 high chair/youth chair manufactured by Peg Perego, U.S.A. Models involved in this repair program have a white molded seat and were produced between March 11, 1992 and March 26, 1993. A total of 20,846 products are involved in this repair program and carry the manufacturing codes 430311 through 440327. The manufacturing code is on a label affixed to the underside of the high chair/youth chair and also on the carton.

PROBLEM: The single buckle that secures the leg strap under the high chair seat needs to be replaced. The original leg strap could be pulled through the slot in the seat which would enable a child to fall from the high chair.

WHAT TO DO: For a free replacement leg strap, or assistance in identifying the products that need a new strap call 1-800-238-7169.

WASHINGTON, DC -- Peg Perego, U.S.A., Inc., Fort Wayne, IN, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urge consumers who purchased Peg Perego's Model 21-01-027 high chair/youth chair to call 1-800-238-7169 for a free replacement leg strap. The replacement leg strap will prevent the leg strap from being pulled through the slot in the seat which would enable a child to fall from the high chair. There were three reported incidents of the leg strap pulling through the frame of the high chair.

Only those models with a white molded seat, produced between March 11, 1992 and March 26, 1993, carrying manufacturing codes 430311 through 440327 are involved. The manufacturing code is on a label affixed to the underside of the high chair/youth chair and also on the carton. If you have a high chair with a gray molded seat, disregard this notice. High chairs with gray molded seats are not involved in this repair program. Look under the high chair seat at the buckle that secures the leg strap. If it is 2 inches by 3/8 inch and there is a single buckle, the leg strap needs to be replaced.

A total of 20,846 high chairs were produced with the leg strap described above and shipped to retailers nationwide from March 11, 1992 to March 26, 1993.

To obtain a FREE replacement leg strap, or assistance in identifying high chairs that need a new strap, call 1-800-238-7169. Peg Perego will send a replacement leg strap and instructions for easy installation.

CPSC is announcing this repair program as a part of its mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks 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 types of consumer 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 info@cpsc.gov.

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