Products manufactured according to substandard standards may inadvertently cause extensive injury or death to children and other family members, says Alabama liability attorney Keith T. Belt .
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued another recall of children’s high chairs, just a little over one month since its’ last. The latest recall affects 455,000 Chicco high chairs that were sold at various popular retailers across the U.S. between January 2005 and July 2012.
The Chicco Polly high chair’s metal frame contains pegs on the rear legs that may be used to store the high chair tray when not in use. While this may be a convenient storage feature with space-saving benefits, the pegs pose a laceration hazard to children. Children can fall on or against the pegs on the rear legs of the highchair, resulting in a bruising or laceration injury. The firm reports 21 incidents of children falling against the pegs and receiving cuts and/or bruises; 4 of the lacerations required medical closure via stitches, glue or tape, and 1 incident included a scratched cornea.
This recall involves a range of Chicco Polly highchairs with pegs on the back legs intended for tray storage manufactured prior to October 13, 2010. The highchairs have a folding frame for storage and a reclining seat. The model number and date code can be found on a label which is on the underside of the seat close to the footrest. Affected model numbers are listed further down this page.
Retail stores including Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Buy Buy Baby, Shopko and Toys R Us, as well as online outlets including Albeebaby.com, Amazon.com, Babyage.com, Babysupermart.com, Diapers.com and Target.com for between $100 and $150. About 455,000 affected chairs were sold from 2005 through July 2012.
Request Free Peg Cover Kit
If a consumer has a Chicco Polly Highchair with pegs on the back legs, they should request a free peg cover kit be mailed to them. To help prevent injuries before repair, consumers should store the tray on the pegs when the highchair is not in use. For more information, contact Chicco toll-free at (800) 807-8817 between
8 am – 5 pm ET, Monday – Friday.
Consumers are encouraged to check underneath the seat of their Chicco Polly high chair for the date code and model number and compare their information with the list of recalled model numbers.
Owners of the recalled chairs should contact Chicco (1-800-807-8817 or http://www.chiccousa.com/safety-recall/polly-highchair.aspx) to receive peg covers and are urged to store the high chair tray on the pegs when not in use.