Artsana USA, of Lancaster, Pa., has recalled 455,000 Chicco Polly high chairs in the U.S. and 30,690 in Canada, because children can fall on or against the pegs on the rear legs of the high chair, resulting in bruising or laceration.
Artsana is aware of 21 reports in which a child was injured after falling against the peg, including four laceration injuries requiring stitches, tape or glue, and one scratched cornea, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The Chicco Polly high chairs were sold January 2005 through July 2012 for $100 to $150 at Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Buy Buy Baby, Shopko and Toys R Us, and online at Albeebaby.com, Amazon.com, Babyage.com, Babysupermart.com, Diapers.com and Target.com.
The recall includes a range of Chicco Polly high chairs that all have pegs on the back legs meant for tray storage. The high chairs have a folding metal frame and reclining seat. The model number and date code are on a label on the underside of the seat, close to the footrest. The date code is in either DDMMYYYY format or YYYY-MM-DD format.
Model numbers include:
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
High chairs included in the recall were manufactured prior to October 13, 2010.
If you own one of these recalled high chairs contact Chicco for a free peg cover kit. To prevent injuries before repair, you can store the tray on the pegs when the high chair is not in use. Call Chicco at 800-807-8817 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, or visit chiccousa.com/pollykit.
Chicco Polly High Chairs Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard [CPSC]