Chicco Polly High Chair Recall Issued After Child Injuries

A recall is underway for about 500,000 Chicco Polly high chairs, due to a defective design that features pegs on the back of the legs, which have caused several reports of injuries, including some serious enough to require stitches and at least one incident that resulted in an eye injury. 

The Chicco Polly High Chair recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on July 12, after the importer, Artsana USA Inc., received at least 21 reports of children falling against the peg and being injured.

Four of the injuries required medical treatment to close a laceration, such as stitches tape or glue, and one child suffered a scratched cornea.

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The CPSC has determined that the pegs on the rear legs of the high chair are a laceration and bruising hazard for children.

The recall affects 455,000 chairs sold in the United States and 30,690 sold in Canada. It involves 26 models of the Chicco Polly high chair with pegs on the back legs intended for tray storage.

The affected chairs have a folding metal frame and a reclining seat. High chairs affected by the recall have a manufacture date of before October 13, 2010. A complete list of models affected by the recall is available on the CPSC’s recall announcement.

The chairs were sold at a number of children’s products retail stores including Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Buy Buy Baby, Shopko and Toys R Us. The chairs were also sold online through,,,, and The high chairs were available for purchase from January 2005 through July 2012 for between $100 and $150.

The CPSC recommends that consumers with chairs affected by the recall contact the company to have a peg cover kit mailed to them by calling (800) 807-8817. They can also visit the company’s website at


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