Federal regulators have a warning about some hazardous high chairs.
About 485,000 Chicco Polly High Chairs are being recalled by Artsana USA Inc. after 21 reported injuries. Children are reportedly falling against pegs that stick out on the back legs of the chair. Most of the injuries were cuts and bruises, but four children required stitches and one child's cornea was scratched.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the recalled chairs were produced in China and could be purchased 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.
According to the CPSC 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.
High chairs included in this recall were manufactured prior to October 13, 2010 and have one of the following model numbers on the label:
Consumers are being advised by the CPSC to contact Chicco 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.
For additional information, contact Chicco toll-free at 800- 807-8817 between 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.chiccousa.com/pollykit.