|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2009
Release # 09-160
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 432-5437
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: 3-in-1 High Chairs
Units: About 24,000
Importer: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y.
Hazard: The seat can fall backwards from high chair frame if the booster seat release is unlatched while the child is in the product. Also, the seat back can detach if not fully snapped in place, posing a fall hazard and risk of serious injury to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a seat back detaching and child falling out, resulting in a skull fracture.
Description: This recall involves the 3-in-1 High Chair to Booster, which converts from a high chair to a toddler booster seat. It includes a removable tray, height adjustment and folds for storage. The product number (P5369) is printed on the side of the seat, on a label on the seat pad, and on the product's packaging.
Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide from December 2008 through March 2009 for about $100.
Manufactured in: Mexico
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled high chairs immediately and contact Fisher-Price for instructions and a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.service.mattel.com
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