A risk of product failure and falling for children has led to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalling 35,000 convertible high chairs distributed by Miamisburg, Ohio-based company Evenflo Inc. The activity tray of the high chair, which is snapped in place in front of the sitting child, has been found to unexpectedly detach from the chair. If the child is not restrained in the chair, this could easily lead to a falling accident.
Currently, there have been 18 incidents of trays detaching reported to
Evenflo and eight reports of children falling as a result from their high
chairs. Thankfully, only bumps and bruises have been reported as being
suffered, but the toll could be much greater under different circumstances.
The Evenflo high chairs convert from a high chair to a toddler-sized table and chair to accommodate for a child’s growth and are separated into three models, each with their own number, which are all included in the recall. The models are:
- Dottie Lime – Model number 29111259
- Dottie Rose – Model number 29111271
- Marianna – Model number 29111234
These chairs were sold at Toys “R” Us, Walmart, Walmart.com, and Wayfair.com from December 2011 through June 2012 for approximately $40. Consumers can contact Evenflo at (800) 233-5921 and will be given a free replacement tray with instructions for installation and use. The company can also be contacted at http://safety.evenflo.com.
When a child suffers an injury due to a defective product that is meant to keep them safe, the results can often be catastrophic. At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, our Sunnyvale defective product attorneys understand the severity and impact of the losses that can be suffered and will focus on recovering compensation for your injuries and related costs. For more information, contact us today at (800) 900-0863.