Chicco Polly high chairs recalled
Agency: Pegs on high chairs pose laceration hazard
Artsana USA has issued a voluntary recall of its Chicco Polly High Chair after it was determined that children can fall on or against the pegs on the rear legs of the high chair, resulting in a bruising or laceration injury.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported that it is aware of 21 reports of incidents in which a child fell against the peg and received injuries, including four laceration injuries requiring medical closure -- stitches, tape or glue -- and one scratched cornea.
This recall involves a range of Chicco Polly high chairs with pegs on the back legs intended for tray storage. The high chairs have a folding metal frame for storage and a reclining seat.
The recalled high chairs can be identified by the model number and date code printed on a label on the underside of the seat, close to the footrest. The date code is in the format DDMMYYYY or YYYY-MM-DD. High chairs included in this recall were manufactured prior to Oct. 13, 2010 and have one of the following model numbers on the label:
According to the company, about 455,000 of the high chairs were sold in the U.S. and 30,690 in Canada at 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, from January 2005 through July 2012 for between $100 and $150.
Consumers were urged to contact Chicco at 800-807-8817, for a free peg cover kit which will be mailed to them. To help prevent injuries before repair, consumers should store the tray on the pegs when the high chair is not in use.
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