August 27, 1999
Four Choking Incidents Prompt Recall of Activity Trays and Bath
Sets From Graco
ELVERSON, PA (SafetyAlerts)
- Graco Childrens Products Inc. is recalling activity trays and bath sets after
receiving four reports of children starting to choke on the suction cups used to secure
the toys. One child required use of the Heimlich maneuver to free the lodged item.
Around 100,000 of the sets were sold in discount,
department and juvenile product stores nationwide, including Toys "R" Us and
Sears. These activity trays and bath sets were sold from January 1998 until August
1999 for about $10 to $15.
The activity trays and bath sets being recalled
are the Graco® and Children On The Go® brand Stroller Snack and Activity Trays, Bathtime
Activity Trays, and Bathtime Toy Netting products. The activity trays attach with suction
cups to tiled or smooth surfaces. There are four toys attached to each tray. The tray toys
are removable and interchangeable with other Mix N MoveTM toys, which are
purchased separately. The Stroller Snack and Activity Trays toys include a toucan,
rolling ball, star and dog. The Bathtime Activity Trays toys include an octopus,
u-tube, spinning ball and paddlewheel. "Graco" or "Children On The Go"
is on the underside of the tray. The Bathtime Toy Netting consists of a clam soap holder
and fish washcloth holder that attaches with suction cups to tiled or smooth surfaces. A
net, used to store toys, hangs between the clam and fish. "Graco" is on the back
of the clam and fish.
Consumers should stop using these
products immediately. Graco will offer a free repair kit to anyone who has purchaced
the toy. To receive a free repair kit, consumers should call Graco at (800) 446-1366
anytime or access the companys web site at: www.rubbermaid.com/graco/serv/ga3rcal6.htm.
Consumers also can write to Customer Affairs, Graco Childrens Products Inc.,
P.O. Box 100, Elverson, PA 19520.
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