The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that Evenflo has announced recalls of three models of convertible high chairs due to safety concerns. These high chairs are being recalled for the reason that the activity trays on the chairs can unexpectedly detach, allowing the child to fall out of the chair. There have been 18 reports of the trays detaching. In approximately half of the reported cases, the child sitting in the chair fell from the chair and suffered bumps and bruises.
The recalled models–Dottie Lime (model no. 29111259), Dottie Rose (model no. 29111271), and Marianna (model no. 29111234)–were sold at Walmart, Toys “R” Us, and online at Wayfair’s. The chairs sold for approximately $40 and are designed to convert from a highchair to a small table and chair. An estimated 35,000 of the convertible high chairs have been sold in the United States since December 2011.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission asks that anyone who owns one of the recalled highchairs report any incidents or injuries to the CPSC. Reports can be made online at saferproducts.gov or by calling the agency’s hotline at 800-638-2772. In addition to the recalls, Evenflo is issuing replacement trays and instructions on how to install the trays.
For more information on liability for the manufacture of unsafe products such as these high chairs, contact the Ohio product liability attorneys at Clark, Perdue & List.
Source: WebMD Health News, “Evenflo recalls 35,000 convertible high chairs,” Matt McMillen, June6, 2012.