Chicco Polly High Chairs Recalled for Laceration Hazard
Almost a half-million Chicco Polly High Chairs are being recalled after it was determined they could present a laceration hazard for children.
The recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada.
About 455,000 Chicco Polly High Chair have been recalled in the United States; another 30,690 have been recalled in Canada.
The defective high chairs were manufactured in China; imported by Artsana USA Inc., of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; and sold at retail stores, including Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Buy Buy Baby, Shopko, and Toys R Us.
The chairs were also sold on such online outlets as Albeebaby.com, Amazon.com, Babyage.com, Babysupermart.com, Diapers.com and Target.com.
The recalled high chairs were sold from January 2005 through July 2012 for between $100 and $150.
The CPSC said children can fall on or against the pegs on the rear legs of the high chair, resulting in a bruising or laceration injury. To date, there have been 21 reports of incidents in which a child fell against the peg and received injuries, including four laceration injuries requiring medical closure (stitches, tape or glue) and one scratched cornea.
This recall involves a range of Chicco Polly High Chairs constructed with pegs on the back legs that are intended for tray storage. The high chairs have a folding metal frame for storage and a reclining seat and can be identified by the model number and date code printed on a label on the underside of the seat, close to the footrest.
The date code is in the format DDMMYYYY or YYYY-MM-DD. High chairs included in this recall were manufactured prior to October 13, 2010 and have one of the following model numbers on the label:
• 00063803430070 05063803260070
• 00063803480070 05063803270070
• 00063803490070 05063803570070
• 00063803580070 05063803660070
• 04063765000070 05063803970070
• 04063765540070 06063765650070
• 04063765760070 06063765970070
• 04063803630070 06063803650070
• 04063803860070 06063803770070
• 04063803900070 06063803820070
• 05063765020070 06063803960070
• 05063803020070 06063803970070
• 05063803220070 07063803780070
Anyone having one of the recalled chairs is urged to contact Chicco for a free peg cover kit, which will be mailed to them.
To help prevent injuries before repair, consumers should store the tray on the pegs when the high chair is not in use.
For those with questions, Chicco can be reached, toll-free, at 800-807-8817 between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or at the company’s website, www.chiccousa.com/pollykit.