FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

October 17, 1995

 

Release # 96-003


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Playskool had announced a voluntary recall to repair program for all of Playskool's 1-2-3 High Chairs. Playskool had learned that plastic joints on some of its 1-2-3 High Chairs had cracked. These cracks may cause the high chair to collapse. Playskool has received ten reports of injuries, including bumps, bruises and one concussion.

Approximately 300,000 1-2-3 High Chairs were sold between May 1994 and October 1995. Playskool estimates that consumers had reported cracks in 1.5 percent of the high chairs sold. Cracks in the chair have appeared on the pivot joints at the top of the chair legs. The high chairs were distributed nationally through wholesale and retail outlets for approximately $74.99. At the time, Playskool had asked all wholesale and retail outlets to stop selling the high chairs until a repair kit that will prevent the cracking can be included with each chair.

Consumers with a Playskool 1-2-3 High Chair should should stop using the chair immediately and discard or destroy it, as the repair kits with replacement components are no longer available. Playskool is offering consumers $15.00 compensation if they still own this high chair. Consumers should call Playskool's toll free number (800) 752-9755.Consumers can also write to Playskool 1-2-3 Repair Program, 200 Narrangansett Park Drive, P.O. Box 200, Pawtucket RI 02860-0200. Media inquiries for Playskool should be directed to Wayne Charness, (401) 727-5983.