Recall Update: Kids II (formerly Pansy Ellen Products) Recalls Additional Graduate Booster Seats

Note: Pansy Ellen Products is now Kids II, Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Originally issued May 3, 1993; Revised June 21, 2001

(301) 504-7908

Release # 93-066

 

Recall Update: Kids II (formerly Pansy Ellen Products) Recalls Additional Graduate Booster Seats

PRODUCT: "Graduate Booster Seat," model #415 and model #4156 sold by Kids II (formerly Pansy Ellen Products). Model #415 booster seats with a blue base and a white seat that fits into four different slotted positions were recalled on March 4, 1993. The recall is now being expanded to include model #4156 and booster seats with a white base and a red seat. The back of the base is labeled in part: "THE GRADUATE* Pansy Ellen."

PROBLEM: The seat component may either slide out of the slot in the chair base or fall from its slotted position due to inadequate engagement between the seat and the base. Kids II is aware of at least 527 such incidents. Minor injuries have occurred including bumps, cuts and bruises.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers should examine their "Graduate Booster Seat," model #415 or model #4156. If the seat does not fit securely into the slots of the base, immediately discontinue use of the product. The consumer can obtain a $5.00 partial refund by sending the white or red seat component of the booster seat to: Kids II, Inc., 1245 Old Alpharetta Road, Alpharetta, GA 30202. Consumers with questions may call Kids II (formerly Pansy Ellen Products) at (770) 751-0442.

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kids II, Inc. (formerly Pansy Ellen Products, Inc.), of Alpharetta, GA, is voluntarily recalling certain "Graduate Booster Seats," model #415 and model #4156. On certain of the booster seats the plastic seat may either slide out of the slot in the chair base or fall from its slotted position. Kids II is aware of more than 527 complaints of seat failures, and some of the reported incidents have resulted in bumps, cuts and bruises to the children.

The Graduate Booster Seat, model #415, with a blue base and a white seat was recalled on March 4, 1993. The recall is now being expanded to include model #4156 and booster seats with a white base and a red seat. The seat slides into four different slotted positions in the seat base. The back of the booster seat is labeled, in part: "THE GRADUATE* Pansy Ellen."

Approximately 680,000 of the affected booster seats were sold in retail stores nationwide from 1987 through 1991. The seats retailed for between $10.99 to $13.99 each.

Consumers should examine their "Graduate Booster Seats," model #415, and model #4156 to make certain that the plastic seat fits securely into the slots of the seat base. If the seat does not fit securely, the consumer can obtain a $5.00 partial refund by sending the white or red seat component of the booster seat to Kids II, Inc., 1245 Old Alpharetta Road, Alpharetta, GA 30202. Consumers with questions about this recall may contact Kids II (formerly Pansy Ellen Products) at (770) 751-0442.

CPSC is announcing this recall as part of its mission to protect the public from unreasonable risk of injury and death associated with consumer products. The Commission's objective is to reduce the estimated 28.6 million injuries and 21,700 deaths associated each year with the 15,000 different products under CPSC's jurisdiction.