Falls Prompt Convertible High Chair Recall

by Ann Pietrangelo

Evenflo has received eight reports of children falling from high chairs and  sustaining bumps and bruises and at least 18 incidents of trays that  detached.

Evenflo Inc., of Miamisburg, Ohio, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer  Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is voluntarily recalling the convertible high  chairs.

Hazard: The activity tray on the high chair can unexpectedly  detach and allow an unrestrained child to fall, posing a risk of injury to the  child.

Description: This recall involves Evenflo high chairs that  convert from a high chair to toddler-size table and chair. Model numbers are  located on a label on the lower portion of one of the high chair’s legs. The  convertible high chair can be identified by the model names and numbers listed  below.

Model: Dottie Lime, model #29111259 Model: Dottie Rose, model  #29111271 Model: Marianna, model #29111234

 

About 35,000 chairs have been sold at Toys “R” Us and Walmart stores in the  United States, and online at Walmart.com and Wayfair.com between December 2011  and June 2012 for about $40. The chair was manufactured in China.

Remedy: If you own the recalled highchair you should  immediately contact Evenflo for a replacement tray with installation and use  instructions. Consumers can call Evenflo at (800) 233-5921 between 8 a.m.  through 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at http://safety.evenflo.co