Fisher-Price yesterday recalled 24,000 3-in-1 high chairs after learning that a seat back had detached, causing a child to fall out and fracture its skull.
The recall involves the Fisher-Price 3-in-1 High Chair to Booster, which converts from a high chair to a toddler booster seat. When the seat is used as a high chair, it can fall backwards in the frame if the booster seat release is unlatched, according to the recall notice issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Also, the seat back can detach if not fully snapped in place, posing a fall hazard and risk of serious injury to young children.
The high chairs were sold at Target stores nationwide from December 2008 through March 2009 for about $100. They feature removable trays, height adjusters and can fold 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.
Consumers should stop using the recalled high chairs immediately and contact Fisher-Price for instructions and a free repair kit. Contact Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at www.service.mattel.com.