Plastic caps and metal screws on both sides of the high chair can loosen and fall out, posing both fall and choking hazards to children. Plastic caps and screws that become loose and fall out can cause the seatback to suddenly fall back or detach from the high chair. Children can fall out or collide with objects and suffer broken bones, abrasions, cuts and bruises. Detached plastic caps and metal screws also pose a choking hazard to children.
To date, the company has received 140 reports of the seatbacks reclining, falling back and/or detaching, which have resulted in more than 47 reports of bumps and bruises to the head. Two reports involved broken bones and 45 reports of other injuries including bruises, abrasions and cuts.
The company has also received more than 1,000 reports of the plastic caps and screws falling out of the chairs, including seven incidents in which the parts were found in small children’s mouths and hands.
Included in the recall are the following Evenflo Majestic high chairs, made prior to January 23, 2007 with the below model numbers:
3001395A / 3001583 / 3001633A / 3001669 / 3001700A / 3001713 / 3001713A / 3001730A / 3001732 / 3001732A / 3001733 / 3001742 / 3001742A / 3001756.
Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled high chairs and to contact the company for a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Evenflo directly at (800) 233-5921 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.majestichighchair.com