The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and manufacturer Artsana USA have announced a voluntary recall of almost 500,000 units of the popular Chicco Polly Highchair. The highchairs, which were manufactured prior to October 13, 2010, have pegs that stick out from the back legs. The pegs are intended for tray storage.
The highchairs are being recalled after reports of children falling on or against pegs that stick out from the back of the highchair. There have been twenty-one reported injuries of bruising and lacerations resulting from the falls. Several of the injuries required “medical closure,” meaning stitches or some other closure device was used. Another incident led to a scratched cornea.
The highchairs are typically sold through large retailers, including Babies R Us, Toys R Us, and Burlington Coat Factory, and other online retailers, including Amazon.com and Target.com. Twenty-six models have been recalled. The model number and date code are located underneath the seat. Contact Chicco at (800) 807-8817 if you believe your highchair has been recalled.
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