FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 1997
Release # 97-126
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Graco Children's Products Inc. of Elverson, Pa., is providing a free replacement seat ring for about 63,000 Graco stationary entertainers made prior to March 1996. The white plastic seat rings on the stationary entertainers have sharp edges that can cut or scratch a child's legs during use.
Graco has received more than 400 reports of children's legs being cut, scratched, or scraped, usually as the child was lifted from the seat.
Graco will send consumers a repair kit, consisting of a replacement seat ring and installation instructions. Graco stationary entertainers made prior to March 1996 can be identified by their white plastic seat rings. The Graco stationary entertainer has a plastic tray, measuring 27 inches across, supported by three adjustable legs. The chair, which sits in the center of the unit, swivels around so that the child can play with the toys attached to the tray. The white plastic seat ring is located under the padded seat cover.
The Graco stationary entertainers were sold nationwide in juvenile products and discount stores beginning in November 1995 for about $59 to $69.
Consumers should stop using the stationary entertainers and call Graco immediately at (800) 345-4109 for a free replacement seat ring and installation instructions or write to Customer Affairs, Graco Children's Products Inc., P.O. Box 100, Elverson, Pa. 19520.
Graco stationary entertainers with yellow plastic seat rings are not involved in this recall.
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