WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 485,000 Chico Polly high chairs are being recalled after a design flaw led to children getting cuts and bruises.
Importer Artsana USA Inc. knows of 21 children getting injured from falling against pegs on the back legs of the chairs, which are meant to store the tray. Four children got cuts serious enough to require stiches, and one had a scratched cornea.
There are 26 chair models involved. They were sold from January 2005 through this month online and at major chains including Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby and Toys R Us.
The company will provide free kits to cover the pegs. Requests may be made online or by calling 800-807-8817.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, has 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: Chicco Polly High Chair
Units: About 455,000 in the United States and 30,690 in Canada
Importer: Artsana USA Inc., of Lancaster, Pa.
Hazard: Children can fall on or against the pegs on the rear legs of the high chair, resulting in a bruising or laceration injury.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of 21 reports of incidents in which a child fell against the peg and received injuries, including four laceration injuries requiring medical closure (stitches, tape or glue) and one scratched cornea.
Description: This recall involves a range of Chicco Polly high chairs with pegs on the back legs intended for tray storage. The high chairs have a folding metal frame for storage and a reclining seat. The recalled high chairs can be identified by the model number and date code printed on a label on the underside of the seat, close to the footrest. The date code is in the format DDMMYYYY or YYYY-MM-DD. High chairs included in this recall were manufactured prior to October 13, 2010 and have one of the following model numbers on the label: 00063803430070, 05063803260070, 00063803480070, 05063803270070, 00063803490070, 05063803570070, 00063803580070, 05063803660070, 04063765000070, 05063803970070, 04063765540070, 06063765650070, 04063765760070, 06063765970070, 04063803630070, 06063803650070, 04063803860070, 06063803770070, 04063803900070, 06063803820070, 05063765020070, 06063803960070, 05063803020070, 06063803970070, 05063803220070, 07063803780070
Sold at: Retail stores including Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Buy Buy Baby, Shopko and Toys R Us, as well as online outlets including Albeebaby.com, Amazon.com, Babyage.com, Babysupermart.com, Diapers.com and Target.com from January 2005 through July 2012 for between $100 and $150.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should contact Chicco for a free peg cover kit which will be mailed to them. To help prevent injuries before repair, consumers should store the tray on the pegs when the high chair is not in use.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Chicco toll-free at (800) 807-8817 between 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.chiccousa.com/pollykit
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