Evenflo recalls more high chairs
Michael J. Knell -- Furniture Today, April 2, 2009
MIAMISBURG, Ohio – Evenflo, in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has
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Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled high chairs and contact Evenflo to receive a free repair kit, at (800) 233-5921 or visit the firm’s Web site at www.evenflo.com .
recalled its Envision high chairs, and has expanded its December recall of Majestic high chairs.
About 643,000 of the Envision high chairs have been recalled. They were sold through juvenile product and mass merchandise stores nationwide, including Toys“R”Us, Babies“R”Us, K-Mart and Burlington Coat Factory from December 2002 through April 2006 for between $80 and $110.
Evenflo has received 320 reports of seatbacks detaching or reclining unexpectedly, resulting in 19 reports of bumps and bruises to the head and 35 reports of other injuries including abrasions, pinches and bruises. Evenflo has also received 13 reports of recline fasteners and screws falling out of the high chair, resulting in one incident in which a fastener and/or screws were found in a child’s hand or mouth but were removed before choking occurred.
The hazard is from the recline fasteners and metal screws on both sides of the high chair which can loosen and fall out, allowing the seatback to detach or recline unexpectedly. Children can fall backwards or fall out of the high chair and suffer bumps and bruises to the head, abrasions, cuts and bruises. Detached hardware also poses a choking hazard to children.
The recall involves all Evenflo Envision high chairs, including model numbers: 2891321, 2891321A, 2891333, 2891351, 2891351A, 2891365, 2891375, 2891403, 2891403A, 2891466, 2891466A, 2891478, 2891536, 2891536A, 2891573, 2891586, 2892351 and 2892351A. The model number can be found on a white label on the seatback. “Evenflo” and “Envision” are printed on the front of the tray.
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About 90,000 Evenflo Majestic high chairs have been recalled, following a 95,000-units recall in December 2008. They were sold through juvenile product and mass merchandise stores nationwide, including Toys“R”Us, Babies“R”Us, Walmart.com, and Burlington Coat Factory from January 2007 through March 2009 for between $80 and $110.
For the models added by this expanded recall, Evenflo has received 16 reports of seatbacks reclining, falling back and/or detaching unexpectedly, resulting in five reports of bumps and bruises to the head and five reports of other injuries including bruises and abrasions. For the models added by this expanded recall, Evenflo has received 145 reports of plastic caps and screws falling out of the high chairs, including one incident in which a cap and/or screws were found in a child’s hand or mouth but were removed before choking occurred.
The expanded recall involves Evenflo Majestic high chairs, model numbers: 3001395, 3001395A, 3001604, 3001700, 3001713, 3001713A, 3001730A, 3001732, 3001733, 3001742, 3001742A, 3001756, 3001821A, 3001840A, 3001845, 30011848, 3001852, 3001932, 3002719 and 3003845 manufactured between January 23, 2007 and December 31, 2008. The model number and date of manufacture are located on a white label/sticker on the seatback. “Evenflo” is printed on the label and on the front of the tray. Models showing a year of manufacture of 2009 in red ink are not included in the recall.
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