FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 12, 1994

 

Release # 94-064

 

PRODUCT: Approximately 176,000 Gerry Baby Products Company's Model No. 455 "Splash Seats" manufactured and distributed nationwide and internationally between March 1993 and March 1994. All the affected splash seats have white suction cups. The cartons in which the seats were sold contain the UPC numbers 0- 37434-45508-3 or 0-37434-45500-7.

PROBLEM: Some of the white suction cups may not adequately stick to bathtub surfaces or adhere to the base of some Splash Seats. There is a potential risk that a seat may tip over causing injury to the occupant. Although Gerry has received 4 reports from consumers alleging tip over and 4 claims that the suction cups separated from the Splash Seat, none of the incidents involved any injury.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers should check the color of the suction cups on their Splash Seats. Consumers using seats with white suction cups should contact Evenflo's Parent Link Consumer Resource Center at (800) 233-5921 for assistance (Gerry Baby Products is out of business, but the Evenflo Company has now taken over in responding to this recall).

WASHINGTON, DC -- CPSC, Gerry Baby Products Company (Gerry), Thornton, Colorado, offered free replacement suction cups for approximately 176,000 Gerry Model No. 455 "Splash Seats" manufactured and distributed nationwide and internationally between March 1993 and March 1994. Consumers should contact Evenflo's Parent Link Consumer Resource Center at (800) 233-5921 to determine if they own affected Splash Seats and for assistance (Gerry Baby Products is out of business, but the Evenflo Company has now taken over in responding to this recall).

Gerry has determined that some suction cups may not adequately stick to bathtub surfaces or adhere to the base of some Splash Seats, creating a potential risk that a seat may tip over and risk injury to the seat's occupant. Consumers should stop using the affected Splash Seats and contact Evenflo for assistance.

Consumers should check the color of the suction cups on their Splash Seats. Consumers using seats with white suction cups should contact Evenflo's Parent Link Consumer Resource Center at (800) 233-5921 for assistance (Gerry Baby Products is out of business, but the Evenflo Company has now taken over in responding to this recall). The cartons in which affected Splash Seats were sold contain UPC numbers 0-37434- 45508-3 or 0-37434-45500-7. The Splash Seats do not have serial numbers. All shipments of Splash Seats to retailers made after April 12, 1994 have redesigned blue-colored suction cups. These shipments will be noted by a blue sticker on the carton that reads: "Redesigned Suction Cups!" DO NOT contact Evenflo regarding any Splash Seats with blue suction cups, as these are redesigned.

Although Gerry has received 4 reports from consumers alleging tip over and 4 claims that the suction cups separated from the SplashSeat, none of the incidents involved any injury. Gerry and the CPSC are conducting this voluntary corrective action to prevent the possibility of injury.