FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 4, 1993

 

Release # 93-046


 

PRODUCT: "Graduate Boosterseat," model #415 sold by Kids II (formerly Pansy Ellen Products). The seat has a blue base with a white seat that fits into four different slotted positions. The back of the blue 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 may fall from its slotted position due to inadequate engagement between the seat and the base. Kids II (formerly Pansy Ellen Products) is aware of more than 400 such incidents. Minor injuries have occurred including bumps, cuts and bruises.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers should examine their "Graduate Booster Seat," model #415. If the seat does not fit securely into the slots of the blue base, the consumer should immediately discontinue use of the product. The consumer can obtain a $5.00 partial refund by sending the white seat to: Kids II, Inc., 1245 Old Alpharetta Road, Alpharetta, GA 30202. Consumers with questions may call Kids II (formerly Pansy Ellen Products) at (678) 867-0761.

WASHINGTON, DC -- CPSC, Kids II, Inc. (formerly Pansy Ellen Products, Inc.), of Alpharetta, GA, is voluntarily recalling certain "Graduate Booster Seats," model #415. On certain of the booster seats the white 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 400 complaints of seat failures, and some of the reported incidents have resulted in bumps, cuts and bruises to the children.

The affected "Graduate Booster Seat," model #415, has a blue base and a white 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, to make certain that the white plastic seat fits securely into the slots of the blue seat base. If the seat does not fit securely, the consumer can obtain a $5.00 partial refund by sending the white 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 (678) 867-0761.

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.