Graco high chairs recalled due to fall hazard

Posted on 19 October 2012

One of the most important duties that parents have is keeping their babies safe. Whether that means carefully watching them during a playdate or safeguarding their home, everyone knows that lovebugs are curious little things and can hurt themselves if mom and dad aren't paying attention.

And, part of keeping tabs on your infant means keeping up to date on products that have been recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). What's the most recent item to come under scrutiny? Graco's Classic Wood High Chairs.

According to the CPSC, there's a possibility that the chair's seat may loosen or become unhinged from the base. This presents a fall hazard to the baby sitting in it. If you think this recall isn't something to take seriously, think again. Almost 60 instances of the high chair's parts detaching have been reported, which has resulted in nine injuries in the United States. In Canada, there's been a report of one concussion.

If you've purchased this Graco product between September 2007 and December 2010 for around $130 at retailers like Babies R Us and Burlington Coat Factory, then you should immediately stop using the item. It's also a good idea to call Graco at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. eastern-standard time Monday through Friday so that a representative can send you a free repair kit.

However, before rushing to pick up the phone, make sure you have the right model highchair. The ones that have been recalled have a beige fabric seat cover and have the model numbers 3C00BPN, 3C00BPN TC, 3C00CHY, 3C00CHY TC, 3C00CPO or 3C00CPO TC on the label underneath.

This recall involves all Graco brand Classic Wood Highchairs sold in three wood finishes. The high chair has a top seat, bottom leg assembly and removable tray. It also has a beige fabric seat cover and the model numbers number 3C00BPN, 3C00BPN TC, 3C00CHY, 3C00CHY TC, 3C00CPO or 3C00CPO TC.

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