Close to 500,000 Chicco Polly High Chairs are being recalled due to a laceration hazard. Read on to find out which models are affected and what you should do.
Product Description: This recall involves about 455,000 Chicco Polly High Chairs in the United States and 30,690 in Canada. These high chairs have pegs on the back of the legs that are intended for tray storage. They feature a folding metal frame and a reclining seat.
The recalled chairs can be identified by a date code and a model number. They are printed on the underside of the seat near the foot rest. The date code is in the format DDMMYYYY or YYYY-MM-DD, and the high chairs involved were manufactured before October 13, 2010.
The recalled models are:
Where/when it was sold: These recalled high chairs were sold at a number of retail stores including Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Buy Buy Baby, Shopko and Toys R Us, as well as online retailers 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.
Reason for recall: The pegs on the back of the rear legs are a laceration hazard -- children can fall on or against them which can result in a bruise or a cut. There have been 21 reports of injuries from these high chairs, including four incidents where the injury required stitches or staples and one scratched cornea.
What you need to do: Contact Chicco for a free kit that will cover the exposed pegs. Until you receive the kit, keep the pegs covered with the tray when your child is not using the high chair.
Company information: You can contact Chicco toll-free at (800) 807-8817 between 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit their website at www.chiccousa.com/pollykit.
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