|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 14, 2000
Release # 00-124
|Graco Recall Hotline: (800) 345-4109
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
Graco Contact: B.J. Riggins, (610) 286-5951
CPSC, Graco Announce Recall to Repair Tot Wheels® Entertainer® Infant Walkers
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 31,000 Tot Wheels® Entertainer® Activity Center infant walkers for repair. These walkers can collapse unexpectedly during use and injure infants.
Graco has received 27 reports of these walkers collapsing. Injuries to infants have included a cut toe, a bump on the head, a sprained foot, and scrapes and bruises to legs and feet.
The recalled Tot Wheels® Entertainer® Activity Center infant walkers, with "bouncing action" and five-position height adjustment, have model numbers 4032LN or 4032BLA, located underneath the front of the walker's tray. The walker has a removable, green play tray with 12 activities, including a steering wheel, ball spinner and flashing lights. The multicolor walker has an animal-print fabric seat. "Graco Lights & Sounds" is written on a label on the walker tray. "Tot Wheels® Entertainer® Activity Center with Bounce" is written on a label on the walker's base.
Mass merchandise, juvenile products and major discount department stores nationwide, including Wal-Mart and Toys R Us, sold the walkers from September 1999 through February 2000 for about $50.
Consumers should stop using these walkers immediately, and call Graco for a free repair kit, which includes a replacement tray, at (800) 345-4109 anytime. Consumers also can visit the Graco web site at http://www.gracobaby.com/serv/ga3rcal8.htm, or write to Customer Affairs, Graco Children's Products Inc., Box 100, Elverson, PA 19520.
Similar Graco products also have green play trays and print seats. Only walkers with model number 4032LN and 4032BLA are part of this recall.
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