On January 18, 2007, Graco Children’s Products Inc. issued a voluntary Safety Advisoryfor the following consumer products and has notified Health Canada accordingly.
Name of Products: Graco® Contempo™ Highchairs
Units Sold in Canada: About 6,300
Manufacturer: Graco Children’s Products Inc., of Exton, Pa, USA
Hazard: The highchair can collapse if it is not fully opened and locked into place from the storage position prior to use. If the highchair collapses, a child occupying the highchair can be injured.
Incidents / Injuries: Graco has received 18 reports of the highchair collapsing. There has been one report in the US of an 18 month old male who suffered a bruise on his foot. Additionally there have been two reports of the highchair collapsing outside of the US. There have been no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.
Description: The Contempo™ have an “A” frame design. The highchairs feature six height adjustment positions and three recline positions. In Canada, the models affected by this safety advisory are: 3800GGG, 3800KAS, 3800OWD, and 3810PST. The highchairs were manufactured from October 27, 2005 through November 22, 2006. The model number and manufacturing date are printed underneath the snack tray of these highchairs.
Sold By: Sears, Toys R Us, and various specialty retailers nationwide from December 2005 through December 2006 for between $179 and $190.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should call Graco Children’s Products in Canada at 1-800-345-4109 to receive a free retrofit kit. Consumers can continue to use the highchair until the retrofit kit is received, but must make sure it is fully opened first. Consumers should open the highchair until they hear a “click” which indicates the hub is locked into place.