|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 432-5437
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983
Fisher-Price Recalls Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs Due to Laceration Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs
Units: About 950,000 high chairs in the U.S. and 125,000 in Canada
Importer: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y.
Hazard: Children can fall on or against the pegs on the rear legs of the high chair resulting in injuries or lacerations. The pegs are used for high chair tray storage.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Fisher-Price are aware of 14 reports of incidents, including seven reports of children requiring stitches and one tooth injury. One of these incidents was reported in Canada.
Description: This recall involves the Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs with pegs on the back legs intended for tray storage. The high chairs have a folding frame for storage and a three-position reclining seat. The model number and date code of the high chair is on the back of the seat. All Easy Clean and Close To Me High Chairs are included in this recall. Only Healthy Care High Chairs manufactured before December 2006 are included in the recall. If the fourth digit in the date code is 6 or less, the Healthy Care High Chair is included in the recall.
Sold at: Mass merchandise retail stores nationwide from September 2001 through September 2010 for between about $70 and $115.
Manufactured in: Healthy Care High Chairs were made in China. Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs were made in Mexico.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the High Chair immediately and contact Fisher-Price for instructions and a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.service.mattel.com
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1179
(Colors, fashions and toy accessories for each High Chair vary. The picture on the right shows a back view with a close-up of the storage peg)
Healthy Care High Chair
Model Numbers: 79638, 79639, 79640, 79641, B0326, B2105, B2875, C4630, C4632,
C5936, G4406, G8659, H0796, H1152, H4864, H7241, K2927, L1912
Close to Me High Chair
Model Number: H8906
Easy Clean High Chair
Model Numbers: H9178, J4011, J6292, J8229
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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