|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 725-4407
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: The First Years Newborn-to-Toddler Reclining Feeding Seats
Units: About 100,000
Importer/Distributor: RC2 Corp., of Oak Brook, Ill.
Hazard: The restraining straps can pull out of the waist strap slots, posing a fall hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: RC2 has received 38 reports of straps pulling out or nearly pulling out of waist strap slots. There have been 12 reports of children falling out of the chairs.
Description: The First Years Newborn-to-Toddler Reclining Feeding Seat can be adjusted between reclining and upright positions. The seat includes a tray, reversible cushion and a three-point safety belt. One side of the seat cushion has a sewn-in label at the top which says "the first years by Learning Curve." This recall includes all feeding seats except those with an "R" stamped inside a raised circle located on the far left and right of the back of the seatback or those with waist strap slots that are nine inches apart.
Manufactured in: United States
Sold at: Various retailers nationwide from November 2006 through October 2007 for about $30.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the feeding seat immediately and contact RC2 to obtain free replacement straps.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact RC2 toll-free at (866) 725-4407 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.recalls.rc2.com
|Feeding seats with an "R" stamped inside a raised circle
located on the far left and right of the back of the seatback
Feeding seats with waist strap slots that are about nine inches apart
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