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Government Orders Recall of 1.2 Million High Chairs

March 21, 2010  ·  By HM&M


As a products liability and personal injury attorney in Chicago, I urge parents to pay attention to recalls affecting products they may be using for their children and replace the recalled products as soon as possible to avoid unnecessary injuries. This week, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of 1.2 million high chairs because they pose a falling hazard to children. (Washington AP 3/18). Graco Children's Products, Inc., of Atlanta, manufactures the recalled product identified as the “all Harmony –TM high chairs. The CPSC cautioned that consumers should cease using the product immediately.

The regulatory agency said “screws holding the front legs of the high chair can loosen and fall out and said cracking plastic brackets can cause the high chair to tip over unexpectedly.” Thus far, 24 injuries have resulted causing “bumps and bruises to the head, a hairline fracture to the arm and cuts, bumps and bruises and scratches to the body.” Consumers can locate the model number can be located on the underside of the foot rest.

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