Another Recall of a Children's Product

Posted By Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC || 19-Mar-2010

I don’t mean to be alarmist, but it sure seems like recalls of children’s products are on the rise. I guess we can console ourselves by assuming that these recalls are a reflection of increased safety precautions by the government? Anyway, the latest of the recalls involves Harmony High Chairs by Graco, a company whose name is practically synonymous with children’s products.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) declared the Harmony High Chairs unsafe to use on March 18, 2010, and the recall involves some 1.2 million high chairs. Apparently some of the screws on the high chairs can come loose, causing a risk of the chairs to collapse or fall over. In addition, it was discovered that a plastic piece attached to the rear legs of the chairs is susceptible to cracking, thus also increasing the risk of toppling over.

Some two dozen injuries have been reported. Consumers who own the Harmony High Chair should stop using the high chair and contact Graco for a repair kit.