|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|May 1, 1987|
|Release # 87-028|
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, McCrory Stores today announced a voluntary recall of Baby Walker, Reference Number PHT417, made expressly for York Distribution Company, due to seat and strap designs which could result in injury to a child. Approximately 103,000 walkers have been imported nationwide since 1983.
McCrory is recalling these walkers as a result of 30 incidents of crotch strap slippage or disengagement and tearing or stretching of the seat material, which could allow an infant to fall through the seat to -1 the floor and become caught or entangled. One incident of crotch strap slippage is known to have resulted in a broken collar bone. The walkers involved are round with a silver metal frame and yellow tray with three play dials, with multi-colored animal print vinyl padded seat and six yellow plastic wheels. The affected walkers contain a silver sticker under the tray listing Reference Number PHT417 and York Distribution Co. (see drawing)
McCrory will provide a full refund to all owners of the Model PHT417.e The walkers were sold for approximately $15 at the following McCrory Company stores: McCrory, T.G. & Y, J.J. Newberry, McLellan, H.L. Green, Kress, Silver, Elmore, Britts, and Kittinger as well as other retail stores nationwide. Owners of affected walkers the place of purchase.
Consumers wanting more information should contact their local should return them to stores. Further information can also be obtained by calling CPSC toll-free hotline number at 800-638-CPSC. A teletypewriter number for the hearing impaired is (301) 595-7054.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help 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 40 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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