September 28, 1998
Release # 98-171
|CPSC CONTACT: Nychelle Fleming
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192
CPSC, Graco Announce Recall to Repair
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 19,000 stationary EntertainersTM for
repair. The screw securing the clicker toy to the Entertainer's tray can come out,
presenting a choking hazard to young children.
CPSC and Graco have received eight reports of children rotating the toy until the screw
came out, and either handling the toy's screw or placing it in their mouths. One child
started choking on the screw and sustained scratches in the throat, and two others
sustained scratches on the face or stomach.
Graco will send consumers a free repair kit, consisting of a uniquely redesigned
replacement screw and installation instructions.
The Graco stationary Entertainers involved in this recall are model numbers 4118RA, 4118C
and 34429, manufactured between April 24, 1998, and August 6, 1998. The model number and
manufacturing date, which is the first six digits of the serial number, are located on a
label underneath the Entertainer's tray. The plastic tray is supported by three adjustable
legs. A chair, which sits in the center of the unit, swivels around so that the child can
play with the eight toys attached to the tray. The clicker toy is made of yellow plastic
and has three rounded knobs. "Graco" appears on a yellow label, affixed to the
front of the tray.
Discount, department and juvenile product stores nationwide, including Toys R Us and
Sears, sold the Entertainers from April 1998 to September 1998 for about $59 to $69.
Consumers should remove the clicker toy from the Entertainer immediately. To receive the
free repair kit, consumers should call Graco at (800) 281-3676 anytime or write to
Customer Affairs, Graco Children's Products Inc., P.O. Box 100, Elverson, PA 19520.
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