Consumers Urged to Stop Using Recalled Graco Harmony High Chairs and Get Free Repair Kit
By Miranda Hitti
WebMD Health News
Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD
March 18, 2010 -- Graco Children's Products Inc. of Atlanta is recalling more than a million of its Graco Harmony high chairs after getting hundreds of reports of the high chairs tipping over and 24 reports of children's injuries.
If you have one of these high chairs, stop using it immediately and contact Graco to receive a free repair kit. Reach Graco by phone at 877-842-3206 or visit Graco's web site.
The Reason for the Recall
"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," states a Graco news release.
"Graco has received 464 reports of screws loosening/falling out and/or plastic brackets cracking, causing the high chair to tip over unexpectedly," states the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in a news release. The CPSC says those tip-overs 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.
Recalled High Chairs
The Graco Harmony high chair recall includes about 1.2 million high chairs in the U.S. and 35,000 in Canada.
Graco has posted the following list of affected model numbers, which may begin with the letter A, B, C, or D:
3920BAN, 3920BAN2, 3920BEB, 3920BEBB, 3920COV, 3920DOH, 3920GEI, 3920GEIDSP, 3920GRN, 3920HMP, 3920IVY, 3920LAU, 3920PKR, 3930DDH, 3930DHO, 3935CAL, 3935OXB, 3935PKR, 3935PKRDSP, 3935SPM, 3935SPMDSP, 3935THR, 3935THR2, 3935THR3, 3940BIA, 3940BIADSP, 3940CAP, 3940CLE, 3940COT, 3940DRM, 3940HML, 3940MCH, 3940NGS, 3940SAV, 3940SLT, 3940SPT, 3940STA, 3940UNN, 3951CLO, 3951CLT, 3951COT, 3951ORC, 3951WLO, 3955WSR, 3960BGN, 3960CJG, 3960CNP, 3960GGG, 3980CNR, 3E00ABB, 3E00BAT, 3E00DCF, 3E00DCFDSP, 3E00DGP, 3E00DGPDSP, 3E00GPK, 3E01BDS, 3E01BDSCA, 3E01DNY, 3E01DNY1, 3E01ELP, 3E01ELPDSP, 1752404, 1755859, 1755860, 1757259, 1757412, 1760429
The model number is on the label located on the underside of the high chair's foot rest.
The high chairs, which were made in the U.S. and are no longer in production, were sold between November 2003 and December 2009 in stores, including AAFES, Burlington Coat Factory, Babies 'R' Us, Sears, Target, Wal-Mart, Shopko, USA Baby, and other retailers.
News release, Consumer Product Safety Commission.
News release, Graco.
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