Thousands of highchairs manufactured by Graco are being recalled across the country because of a possible fall hazard risk that could injure a child. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing a recall of Graco Classic Wood Highchairs, because of the potential fall hazard.
Approximately 86,000 units of the highchairs are included in the recall in the United States. An additional 3,400 highchairs are being recalled in Canada.
According to the company, the seat of the highchairs can become loose or detach from the base, and this can pose a potential fall hazard and injury risk to the child.
Graco Classic Wood Highchairs, which were sold in 3 wood finishes, are included in the recall. The model number of the highchairs is printed on a label, which is affixed to the underside of the seat assembly.
The company has confirmed that it has received as many as 58 reports of the seats of the highchairs becoming loose and detaching from the base. In at least 9 cases, children have fallen after the seat became loose or detached from the base. The injuries included bruises, bumps and scratches. In Canada, at least one case involved a child who suffered a concussion after a fall.
If you are a parent who owns the Graco Classic Wood Highchair model that is included in the recall, personal injury lawyers advise you to stop using the highchairs immediately, and contact the company for a free repair kit.
The highchairs were sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Target.com, Wal-Mart.com, Babies R Us and a number of other retailers between September 2007 and December 2010. The highchairs were manufactured in China, and imported by Graco Children’s Products Inc.
Fall hazards can be especially serious when they involve little children, because young tender bones are much more susceptible to a fall and fracture. Unfortunately, many children’s products come with concealed fall hazards, and many parents may not be aware of these hazards until it’s too late.
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