|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|May 23, 1985|
|Release # 85-028|
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Sassy, Inc. of Northfield, Illinois, today announced a voluntary repair program affecting approximately 40,000 Folding Sassy Seats, Models 021 and 023 manufactured between July 1984 and December 1984.
The firm has received approximately 100 reports from consumers stating that their chair's plastic material developed cracks around the restraint horn and locking pin tabs (see drawing) prior to the product's removal from retail shelves in December 1984.
If the cracks are present and the seat continues to be used, a laceration, falling hazard, or a pinching condition may be present to a user of the chair. There have been no reported injuries.
The Folding Sassy Seat is used as a portable high-chair that is easily transported for convenient use in restaurants and when traveling in place of a conventional high-chair. The product consists of round aluminum tubing rails and bright yellow plastic seat and end caps. Other models of Sassy Seats are not affected (Deluxe Sassy Seat and the Original Sassy Seat).
To eliminate the possibility of the Seat developing stress cracks, Sassy, Inc. will provide free replacement parts to all owners of their Model 021 and 023 portable high-chair. Retailers who received the chairs manufactured between July and December 1984 have already received notice of the repair program and have received replacement parts. It is believed that 30,000 of the affected chairs may remain in the possession of consumers. Consumers can identify affected chairs by the round aluminum tubing (an earlier Model 020 used square aluminum tubing and is not affected by this action). Consumers owning a Folding Sassy Seat Model 021 or 023 should send their name, address, telephone number, and store where purchased, to Sassy, Inc., 191 Waukegan Road, Northfield, Illinois to obtain a free repair kit. Proof of purchase and/or receipt is not necessary. Until the kit is received, consumers owning the affected models should inspect the Seat for cracks before each use and if cracks are present discontinue use altogether.
Consumers who need further information may call the Consumer Product Safety Commission toll free Hotline for information at 800-638-CPSC. A teletypewriter number for the hearing-impaired is (301) 595-7054.,
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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