High Chair Recall
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced that two models of highchairs manufactured by Evenflo are being voluntarily recalled due to risks of falling and choking hazards. The recall affects over 640,000 Envision high chairs and 90,000 Majestic high chairs.
The Envision model has recline fasteners and metal screws which attach to both sides of the high chair. These screws may loosen and fall out, which makes the seatback recline detach unexpectedly. This can cause children to fall back or fall out leaving them with bumps, bruises or cuts. The detached pieces also constitute a choking hazard.
Evenflo says they have received over 300 reports of the Envision model seatbacks reclining or detaching, which has resulted in many injuries to children. The recalled models were manufactured in China and sold in stores between December 2002 and April 2006. The following model numbers are affected by the recall:
The Evenflo Majestic high chairs also have the same problems as the Envision model, and Evenflo reports nearly 30 injuries to children from this. The affected high chairs were manufactured between January 23, 2007 and December 21, 2008. No 2009 models are part of the recall. Those that are have the following model numbers:
Consumers have been asked to stop using these defective high chairs immediately.