FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

December 20, 1991

 

Release # 92-033

 

Washington, D.C. -- Graco Children's Products, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that a play tray sold as an accessory for Graco walker model #45537 could pose a small parts hazard under certain conditions. All of the affected walker play tray units were sold before September of 1991. The firm has determined that some children may be able to remove the soft plastic "music button" on the accessory musical play tray. The small part which results could be ingested or cause a choking hazard. Graco has received fourteen reports of removal, including two incidents of near choking. There have been no reports of permanent of serious injury as a result of these incidents.

Graco Tot Wheels II Walkers with the play tray designated by the model number 45537 are the only walkers affected. The music button pad with nine numbers on these walkers is BLACK. Approximately 11,000 of these walkers are believed to be in use by consumers. NO OTHER GRACO WALKER, WALKER WITH PLAY TRAY OR WALKER WITH PLAY GYM IS INVOLVED.

The retrofit kit is no longer available. All owners of Graco brand walkers with play trays are advised to immediately check to see if the music buttons on their play tray are BLACK. If they are, consumers should immediately discard or destroy the product. Again, no other walkers or walker accessories are involved.

Further information may be obtained by writing Graco Children's Products, Inc., P.O. Box 303, Elverson, PA 19520, or by calling the customer service number at 800-345-4109.