Graco has issued a massive recall of 1.2 million of its <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Harmonyâ„¢ High Chairs, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
The recalled Harmonyâ„¢ High Chairs were manufactured in the United States by Graco Children’s Products Inc., of Atlanta, Georgia and are being recalled due to fall hazard. The screws holding the front legs of the high chair can loosen and fall out and/or the plastic bracket on the rear legs can crack, causing the high chair to become unstable and tip over unexpectedly. This poses a fall hazard to children.
To date, Graco has received 464 reports of screws loosening/falling out and/or plastic brackets cracking causing the high chair to tip over unexpectedly. These tipovers have resulted in 24 reports of injuries including bumps and bruises to the head; a hairline fracture to the arm; and cuts, bumps, bruises, and scratches to the body.
This recall involves all Harmonyâ„¢ High Chairs. The Harmonyâ„¢ high chair was manufactured from November 2003 through December 2009 and is no longer in production. The model number can be found on the label that is located on the underside of the footrest. A complete list of the models affected by this recall can be accessed here.
The recalled The recalled Harmonyâ„¢ High Chairs were sold at AAFES, Burlington Coat Factory, Babies “R” Us, Toys “R” Us, Sears, Target, Target.com, Walmart, WalMart.com, Shopko, USA Baby, and other retailers nationwide from December 2003 through March 2010 for between $70 and $120.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the Harmonyâ„¢ high chair and contact Graco to receive a free repair kit. Graco can be reached toll-free at 1-877-842-3206 or at the firm’s Web site at www.gracobaby.com. For additional information, Graco can also be reached toll-free at 1-800-345-4109 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.