|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2, 2009
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 233-5921
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: Evenflo Majestic High Chairs
Units: About 90,000 (95,000 were recalled in December 2008)
Manufacturer: Evenflo Company Inc., of Miamisburg, Ohio
Hazard: Plastic caps and metal screws on both sides of the high chair can loosen and fall out, allowing the seatback to suddenly fall back or detach from the high chair. Children can fall backwards or fall out of the high chair and suffer bumps and bruises to the head, broken bones, abrasions, cuts and bruises. Detached hardware also poses a choking hazard to children.
Incidents/Injuries: For the models added by this expanded recall, Evenflo has received 16 reports of seatbacks reclining, falling back and/or detaching unexpectedly, resulting in five reports of bumps and bruises to the head and five reports of other injuries including bruises and abrasions. For the models added by this expanded recall, Evenflo has received 145 reports of plastic caps and screws falling out of the high chairs, including one incident in which a cap and/or screws were found in a child's hand or mouth but were removed before choking occurred.
Description: The expanded recall involves Evenflo Majestic high chairs, model numbers: 3001395, 3001395A, 3001604, 3001700, 3001713, 3001713A, 3001730A, 3001732, 3001733, 3001742, 3001742A, 3001756, 3001821A, 3001840A, 3001845, 3001848, 3001852, 3001932, 3002719 and 3003845 manufactured between January 23, 2007 and December 31, 2008. The model number and date of manufacture are located on a white label/sticker on the seatback. "Evenflo" is printed on the label and on the front of the tray. Models showing a year of manufacture of 2009 in red ink are not included in the recall.
Sold at: Juvenile product and mass merchandise stores nationwide, including Toys"R"Us, Babies"R"Us, Walmart.com, and Burlington Coat Factory from January 2007 through March 2009 for between $80 and $110.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled high chairs and contact Evenflo to receive a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Evenflo at (800) 233-5921 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.evenflo.com
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