February 21, 2001Graco Recalls 860,000 Highchairs
PA (SafetyAlerts) - Graco Children's
Products Inc. said today it is voluntarily recalling about 860,000 highchairs. The chair's
legs can come out, causing the chair to fall to the ground. Children can suffer serious
injuries from the fall.
Graco has received 108 reports of the highchair legs coming out of the seat, including 105
injuries. Injuries have included a mild concussion, two broken noses, six cuts requiring
stitches, black eyes, and bumps and bruises.
The model and serial numbers of these Graco highchairs are located on a sticker beneath
the seat. The model number contains "3170," "36051" or
"74001" within it. The first six numbers in the serial number indicate the date
of manufacture. The recalled highchairs were manufactured from January 1, 1995 through
December 8, 1997 (or from 010195 through 120897). The highchairs are made of a white
plastic seat with white metal legs, and "Graco" is printed on the front of the
tray. Mass merchandise, juvenile products and discount department stores nationwide sold
these highchairs from January 1995 through June 1998 for between $30 and $35.
Consumers should stop using the highchairs immediately and call Graco at (800) 617-7447
anytime to receive a free repair kit. Additional information is available at
www.gracobaby.com under Customer Service/Recall Information. Consumers also can write to
Customer Affairs, Graco Children's Products, Inc., Box 100, Elverson, PA 19520. Consumers
should have the highchair in front of them when they call Graco.
Highchairs with push pins on the legs that snap into the seat are not part of this recall.
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