Evenflo Expands Recall of Majestic(tm) High Chairs Due to Fall and Choking Hazards
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Evenflo, today announced a voluntary recall of 90,000 more (95,000 were recalled in December 2008) Majestic High Chairs. Consumers should stop using recalled
products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Hazard: Plastic caps and metal screws on both sides of the high chair can loosen and fall out, allowing the seatback to suddenly fall back or detach from the high chair. Children can fall backwards or fall out of the high chair and suffer bumps and bruises to the head, broken bones, abrasions, cuts and bruises. Detached hardware also poses a choking hazard to children.
For the models added by this expanded recall, Evenflo has received 16 reports of seatbacks reclining, falling back and/or detaching unexpectedly, resulting in five reports of bumps and bruises to the head and five reports of other injuries including bruises and abrasions.
For the models added by this expanded recall, Evenflo has received 145 reports of plastic caps and screws falling out of the high chairs, including one incident in which a cap and/or screws were found in a child’s hand or mouth but were removed before choking occurred.