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Fisher-Price Recalls Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs Due to Laceration Hazard

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recalled Products

Name of Product: Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs

Units: About 950,000 high chairs in the U.S. and 125,000 in Canada

Importer: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, NY.

Hazard: Children can fall on or against the pegs on the rear legs of the high chair resulting in injuries or lacerations. The pegs are used for high chair tray storage.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Fisher-Price are aware of 14 reports of incidents, including seven reports of children requiring stitches and one tooth injury. One of these incidents was reported in Canada.

Description: This recall involves the Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs with pegs on the back legs intended for tray storage. The high chairs have a folding frame for storage and a three-position reclining seat. The model number and date code of the high chair is on the back of the seat. All Easy Clean and Close To Me High Chairs are included in this recall. Only Healthy Care High Chairs manufactured before December 2006 are included in the recall. If the fourth digit in the date code is 6 or less, the Healthy Care High Chair is included in the recall.

Sold at: Mass merchandise retail stores nationwide from September 2001 through September 2010 for between about $70.00 and $115.00.

Manufactured in: Healthy Care High Chairs were made in China. Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs were made in Mexico.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the High Chair immediately and contact Fisher-Price for instructions and a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at 800-432-5437 between 9:00am and 6:00pm ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.service.mattel.com
Affected Products

(Colors, fashions and toy accessories for each High Chair vary. The pictures below show a back view with a close-up of the storage peg)

Healthy Care High Chair

Model Numbers: 79638, 79639, 79640, 79641, B0326, B2105, B2875, C4630, C4632,
C5936, G4406, G8659, H0796, H1152, H4864, H7241, K2927, L1912

Healthy Care High Chair

Healthy Care High Chair

Close to Me High Chair

Model Number: H8906

Close to Me High Chair

Close to Me High Chair

Easy Clean High Chair

Model Numbers: H9178, J4011, J6292, J8229

Easy Clean High Chair

Easy Clean High Chair

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

About The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s Hotline at 800-638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at 301-595-7054. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.


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