South Florida parents urged to check for defective children’s products; high chairs and strollers recalled after dozens injured
Gregg Hollander | March 29, 2010 | Defective Products and Injuries to Children
The Consumer Product Safety Commission issues hundreds of recalls each year for dangerous or defective products that pose a health and safety risk to consumers. A South Florida child injury attorney or defective product lawyer should be consulted anytime an infant or small child is injured.
In this case, a chair designed to hold a toddler at table height is being recalled because screws may loosen and fall out, or plastic brackets may crack, causing the high chair to tip over unexpectedly. There have been twenty-four reports of injuries, including head injuries, a fractured arm, cuts, scratches, bumps and bruises.
Click here for a list of model numbers for the chairs, which are no longer in production.
The chairs were made between 2003 and 2009 and retailed for between $70 and $120. The chairs were sold at Target, Toys R Us and Wal-Mart. In addition to the U.S. recall, the company announced it is also recalling 35,000 chairs in Canada.
In January, the same company announced it was recalling 1.5 million strollers because of a risk of finger lacerations or amputations.
That recall includes certain models of strollers and travel systems manufactured by Graco, including Graco Passage, Alano and Spree Strollers. The strollers were sold at Babies R Us, Toys R Us, Kmart, Sears, Target and Walmart between 2004 and 2009 and retailed for between $80 and $200.