After receiving 18 reports of highchairs collapsing, Graco announced a voluntary recall of approximately 100,000 highchairs sold between December 2005 and December 2006.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC), Ã¢â‚¬Å“The highchair can collapse if it is not fully opened and locked into place from the storage position prior to use. If the highchair collapses, a child occupying the highchair can be injured.Ã¢â‚¬Â So far, the only report of injury consists of one child with a bruised foot.
The recall pertains to GracoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Contempo model highchairs, which were manufactured in China from October 27, 2005, through November 22, 2006, and that retailed for about $100 to $130. These models feature A-frame design and offer six height-adjustment positions and three recline positions.
Graco, a division of Newell Rubbermaid Inc., is offering free repair kits to anyone who has purchased these models. The CSPC announcement adds, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Consumers can continue to use the highchair until the repair kit is received but must make sure it is fully opened first. Consumers should open the highchair until they hear a Ã¢â‚¬ËœclickÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ which indicates the hub is locked into place.Ã¢â‚¬Â Repair-kit information is available by phone at 877-445-1312, or at the website www.gracobaby.com.
The recalled highchairs have model numbers that begin with 3800, 3803, 3804, 3805, 3810, and 3811, followed by a three letter code. They were sold at a variety of retail chains, including Toys Ã¢â‚¬Å“RÃ¢â‚¬Â Us, Target, Wal-Mart, and Burlington Coat Factory.