Graco has announced a recall of approximately 1.2 million of their Graco Harmony High Chairs after finding that the screws holding the front legs of the chair can loosen and fall out. Also, the plastic bracket on the rear legs can crack, “causing the chair to become unstable and tip over unexpectedly.”
Graco says they have have received 464 reports of problems with either the loose screw or the cracked bracket. They also claim that they know of 24 injuries caused by the sudden tip-overs.
Owners of the Harmony high chairs are being advised that they should immediately stop using them and contact Graco to receive a free repair kit.
To order a free repair kit, contact Graco toll-free at (877) 842-3206 or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.gracobaby.com. For additional information, contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
The company has recalled all Harmony chairs. If you’re unsure of whether or not your Graco chair falls under the recall, below is a chart of recalled model numbers. You can find the model number on the label located on the underside of the foot rest. (see above picture).
The Harmony chairs were sold at retailers nationwide (including AAFES, Burlington Coat Factory, Babies “R” Us, Toys “R” Us, Sears, Target, Target.com, Walmart, WalMart.com, Shopko, USA Baby) starting in December 2003. They retailed for between $70 and $120.
Graco ceased production on the Harmony chairs in Dec. 2009.
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