Fisher Price High Chairs Among Dangerous Products Recalled This WeekMar 25, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
High chairs, pacifiers and trampolines are all being recalled because of serious hazards, according to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC). In some cases, these dangerous products have injured children.
Fisher Price 3-in-1 High Chair to Booster Seats
Fisher Price is recalling about 24,000 3-in-1 High Chair to Booster seats that pose a fall hazard to children. According to the recall notice, the seat of the Fisher Price high chair can fall backwards from the high chair frame if the booster seat release is unlatched while the child is in the product. Also, the seat back can detach if not fully snapped in place, posing a fall hazard and risk of serious injury to young children. Fisher Price has received one report of a seat back detaching and a child falling out, resulting in a skull fracture.
This recall involves the 3-in-1 High Chair to Booster seats, which converts from a high chair to a toddler booster seat. It includes a removable tray, height adjustment and folds for storage. The product number (P5369) is printed on the side of the seat, on a label on the seat pad, and on the product’s packaging. The recalled high chairs were sold at Target stores nationwide from December 2008 through March 2009 for about $100.
Consumers should stop using the recalled high chairs immediately and contact Fisher-Price for instructions and a free repair kit. For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at www.service.mattel.com.
Baby Necessities Pacifiers
OKK Trading has recalled 2,900 Baby Necessities pacifiers that are banned under federal law. According to the recall notice, the Baby Necessities pacifiers failed federal safety tests when the nipples separated from the base. This poses a choking hazard to young children. The CPSC was alerted to this hazard by the State of Connecticut’s Department of Consumer Protection.
The recalled Baby Necessities pacifiers were sold at Dollar and discount stores nationwide from August 2007 through January 2009 for about $1. This recall involves Baby Necessities pacifiers with a blue heart-shaped mouth guard. The pacifiers were sold four to a pack. The words “Baby Necessities” are printed on the cardboard packaging.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled pacifier away from children and contact OKK Trading for a refund or exchange. For additional information, contact OKK Trading collect at (877) 655-8697 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.okktrading.com.
Aviva Sports Trampolines
About 14,000 Leaps and Bounds Folding Trampolines with Safety Pad (“L&B”) and Aviva Pirate Jump ‘N Play Trampolines (“Pirate”) are being recalled by Aviva Sports. The metal support legs of the trampoline can bend or break and the bungee cords that secure the mat to the frame of the trampoline can fray or break, posing a fall hazard to the user.
Aviva Sports has received 24 reports of the legs on the frame of the trampoline bending or breaking. Aviva also received three reports of injuries including one adult who injured his hand while assembling the product, one child who chipped their tooth after falling off the product and one child that cut his leg on the product.
The recall includes two separate model trampolines. The Leaps & Bounds Trampoline is a 34 inch by 34 inch trampoline with a hold-on handle with model number 12731 printed on the pad that goes around the frame of the product. The Pirate Jump & Play Trampoline has an enclosure and model number 0840525. The trampolines were sold by sports equipment e-retailers and catalog companies; by Chelsea & Scott through its Web site; and in the “Leaps and Bounds” catalog. They were marketed from September 2006 through January 2009, and sold for about $100 to $200.
Consumers should immediately stop using the trampoline and contact Aviva to receive instructions for returning the trampoline and to receive a full refund. For additional information, contact Aviva Sports at (888) 352-9763 anytime Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.aviva-trampoline-recall.com