Nearly 40,000 Graco high chairs sold exclusively at Walmart have been recalled, following at least 38 reports of the rear leg pivoting out of position, resulting in five babies suffering fall injuries.
The Walmart Graco highchair recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on March 1, due to the defects that may cause the rear legs to come out of position, making the chair unstable and posing a fall injury hazard.
To date, Graco has received more than three dozen consumer complaints indicating the rear legs pivoted out of position. Of the 38 reports received, the manufacturer is aware of at least five incidents of the high chairs falling over while the child was in it, resulting in bumps and bruises.
The recall affects Graco Table2Table 6-in-1 Highchairs that convert into six different models, including a traditional highchair, a booster seat and toddler chair and table. The highchairs were designed with a white cushion with gold and gray polka dots.
Customers may identify whether their Graco highchair is included in the recall by checking if model number 1969721 is printed on a label on the underside of the toddler seat and on a label on the back of the booster seat.
The recalled highchairs were imported by Graco Children’s Products Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia. They were distributed for sale exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide from October 2016 through December 2017 for about $100.
According to the CPSC, an estimated 36,000 units were distributed for sale across the United States and an additional 3,200 were sold in Canada.
Customers are being asked to check their children’s highchairs to identify whether they are included in the recall, to stop using the recalled devices immediately, and contact Graco at 800-345-4109 or visit them online at www.gracobaby.com for information on how to receive a free repair kit.