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Graco announced that it is voluntarily recalling its Classic Wood Highchairs.
In yet another recall involving baby products, Graco recalled its highchairs amid reports of children falling from the chairs, reports NBC.
Graco has received 58 reports of the highchair seats loosening or detaching from the base. In nine cases, children have fallen from the highchairs as the seat separated from the base of the chair. Most of the children suffered relatively minor injuries like bumps, bruises, and scratches. In one case, a child suffered a concussion after falling from the chair, writes NBC.
The recall affects about 86,000 chairs sold in the U.S. and Canada. The highchair manufacturer is working with officials in both countries to resolve the issue.
The highchairs that are subject to the recall are all Graco brand Classic Wood Highchairs sold in three wood finishes. The high chair has a top seat, bottom leg assembly, and removable tray. The model number is printed on a label on the underside of the seat. Affected model numbers include: 3C00BPN; 3C00BPN TC; 3C00CHY; 3C00CHY TC; 3C00CPO; and 3C00CPO TC.
These products were sold at Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Target.com, Walmart.com, and other retail stores, reports NBC. They were sold between September 2007 and December 2010 for about $130.
If you own one of these chairs, you are urged to stop using it immediately. You can contact Graco for a free repair kit at (800) 345-4109 or by visiting its website at www.gracobaby.com. You should also be aware that it is illegal to sell or resell these highchairs.
If you have been injured by one of these products, you may also want to contact a product liability attorney to learn your rights. Manufacturers are typically liable for defective products that are used properly by the consumer. An attorney can help review your causes of action and explain your options for recovery.