October 17, 1995
Release # 96-003
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1193
CPSC, Playschool Announce Recall to Repair The
1-2-3 High Chair
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission and Playskool today announced a voluntary recall to repair program for
all of Playskool's 1-2-3 High Chairs. Playskool has learned that plastic joints on some of
its 1-2-3 High Chairs have cracked. These cracks may cause the high chair to collapse.
Playskool has received ten reports of injuries, including bumps, bruises and one
Approximately 300,000 1-2-3 High Chairs were sold between May 1994 and October 1995.
Playskool estimates that consumers have reported cracks in 1.5 percent of the high chairs
sold. The high chairs were distributed nationally through wholesale and retail outlets for
approximately $74.99. Playskool has asked all wholesale and retail outlets to stop selling
the high chairs until a repair kit that will prevent the cracking can be included with
Cracks in the chair have appeared on the pivot joints at the top of the chair legs. The
repair kit features a nylon strap that will stabilize the high chair's legs and prevent
any stress cracks in the pivot joints. The strap attaches easily between the high chair's
front and back base.
Consumers with a Playskool 1-2-3 High Chair should inspect it carefully for cracks at the
pivot joints or elsewhere. If there are no cracks, the consumer should contact Playskool
for a free repair kit. If consumers find any cracks in their 1-2-3 High Chair, they should
stop using the chair immediately, and contact Playskool for a free replacement chair.
Consumers should call Playskool's toll free number (800) 752-9755 to receive the repair
kit or to obtain further information. Consumers can also write to Playskool 1-2-3 Repair
Program, 200 Narrangansett Park Drive, P.O. Box 200, Pawtucket RI 02860-0200. Media
inquiries for Playskool should be directed to Wayne Charness, (401) 727-5983.
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