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.