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July 10, 2001

Peg Perego USA Recalls 325,000 High Chairs

Peg Perego Hihg Chair RecallFt. Wayne, IN - Peg Perego USA Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 325,000 high chairs, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission(CPSC). When the seat is reclined, the high chairs have a space between the armrest and backrest in which a child's head or arm can become entrapped. This can pose a risk of suffocation or injury to the heads or arms of young children.

Peg Perego and CPSC have received 51 reports of entrapment when children placed their heads or arms in the space between the armrest and backrest. Two children suffered scratches to the head, one had a bruised arm, and another had a scratched arm. There have not been any reports of suffocation.

The recalled high chairs have seats that can be raised or lowered, and a lever on the back of the chair that allows the seat to be tilted back. The recalled chairs are the "Prima Pappa," "Roller," and "Martinelli Pappa and Nanna." The model names are located on the footrest or the seat back. A sticker on the brace connecting the front leg to the back leg reads in part, "Peg-Perego" and "Italy."

Chain stores and independent retailers, including Babies "R" Us, Right Start, and Burlington Coat Factory, sold these high chairs from June 1996 through October 1999 for about $180.

Consumers should stop using the high chairs immediately. Consumers should call Peg Perego toll-free at (877) 737-3464 anytime or log on to the company's website at to receive free replacement armrests that will eliminate the entrapment hazard. Consumers should not return the high chair to the store where purchased.

High chairs with 9-inch armrests are not included in this recall.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers July 10, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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