High chairs pose fall risks
Short stuff: Recall roundup
Monday, April 20, 2009
The Consumer Product and Safety Commission has recalled the following products:
Evenflo Majestic and Envision high chairs. Plastic caps and metal screws on both sides of the high chair can loosen and fall out, allowing the seat back to suddenly fall back or detach from the high chair. Children can fall backwards or fall out of the chair. Detached hardware also poses a choking hazard. The recall targets high chairs sold at Toys ‘R’ Us, Babies ‘R’ Us, Wal-Mart and Burlington Coat Factory. Contact Evenflo to receive a free repair kit at (800) 233-5921 or www.evenflo.com.
Fisher-Price 3-in-1 high chairs. The seat can fall backwards from the high chair if the booster seat release is unlatched while the child is in the chair. Also, the seat back can detach if not fully snapped in place. The recalled chair converts from a high chair to a toddler booster seat and was sold at Target. Contact Fisher-Price for a free repair kit at (800) 432-5437 or www.service.mattel.com.
SunKids convertible cribs. The sides of the crib are made of mesh that expands, creating a gap between the side and the crib’s mattress if not zipped into place or a gap between the side and an added mattress. A young child can slip into this gap and become entrapped or suffocate. Also, the crib’s drop side can fail to fully latch, posing a fall hazard. Contact (888) 268-8139 for more information.
Simplicity Travel Tender play yards. One or more rails can collapse unexpectedly, posing a fall or entrapment hazard. The recalled play yards are portable and were sold with a bassinet, changing table and mobile features. Sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Babiesrus.com, Target.com and Kohls.com. Return to place of purchase for refund or replacement.
Zoo pacifiers by Healthtex. The nipples can separate from the base easily, posing a choking hazard. The recall involves pacifiers with animal cartoon figures as handles. Contact Healthtex at (866) 348-5080 for a refund or exchange.