|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 Envision High Chairs
Units: About 643,000
Manufacturer: Evenflo Company Inc., of Miamisburg, Ohio
Hazard: Recline fasteners and metal screws on both sides of the high chair can loosen and fall out, allowing the seatback to detach or recline unexpectedly. Children can fall backwards or fall out of the high chair and suffer bumps and bruises to the head, abrasions, cuts and bruises. Detached hardware also poses a choking hazard to children.
Incidents/Injuries: Evenflo has received 320 reports of seatbacks detaching or reclining unexpectedly, resulting in 19 reports of bumps and bruises to the head and 35 reports of other injuries including abrasions, pinches and bruises. Evenflo has also received 13 reports of recline fasteners and screws falling out of the high chair, resulting in one incident in which a fastener and/or screws were found in a child's hand or mouth but were removed before choking occurred.
Description: The recall involves all Evenflo Envision high chairs, including model numbers: 2891321, 2891321A, 2891333, 2891351, 2891351A, 2891365, 2891375, 2891403, 2891403A, 2891466, 2891466A, 2891478, 2891536, 2891536A, 2891573, 2891586, 2892351 and 2892351A. The model number can be found on a white label on the seatback. "Evenflo" and "Envision" are printed on the front of the tray.
Sold at: Juvenile product and mass merchandise stores nationwide, including Toys"R"Us, Babies"R"Us, K-Mart and Burlington Coat Factory from December 2002 through April 2006 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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