Graco Harmony High Chair Recall: At Least 24 Children Hurt
About 1.2 million Graco Harmony High Chairs have been recalled due to a defect that could cause screws to fall out and plastic brackets to break, causing children to fall to the floor and get hurt. Graco has received hundreds of reports where the high chairs fell over, causing at least 24 children to suffer an injury.
The Graco high chair recall was announced on Thursday by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), indicating that there have been at least 464 reports of problems with the high chair. Reports of injuries associated with children falling from defective Graco high chairs have included head injuries, fractures, cuts, bumps and bruises.
The CPSC says that the high chairs have a problem with the screws holding the front legs in place. The screws can loosen and fall out. In addition, the plastic bracket on the rear legs are prone to cracking. Both of these defects can cause the high chair to become unstable and tip over unexpectedly, creating a fall hazard for children.
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The recall affects all of Graco’s Harmony High Chairs, which were manufactured between November 2003 and December 2009. The design is no longer in production. A full list of model numbers is available on the CPSC recall announcement website.
The high chairs were sold at major retailers nationwide, including Toys “R” Us, Sears, Target, Burlington Coat Factory, Walmart, AAFES and USA Baby. The high chairs sold for between $70 and $120 and were on sale from December 2003 through March 2010.
The CPSC recommends that anyone who owns one of the recalled high chairs should stop using them immediately and contact Graco for a free repair kit. Consumers can contact Graco at www.gracobaby.com.
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