Direct-to-consumer information on highchair and other recalls
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has found a goldmine of recall and warning opportunities in child-related products. The latest recall is of Graco's Harmony highchairs -- approximately 1.2 million of them to be exact.
Apparently the screws holding up the front legs can loosen -- and the chair can tip. Or the plastic bracket on the rear legs can crack -- and the chair can tip.
To read the recall notice itself -- yes, yes, complete with all the appropriate numbers -- go to the commission's website. The home page also offers CPSC's constantly updated Most Wanted list. A recent version included these products:
- Kolcraft play yards
- Simplicity bassinets
- Playskool tool benches
- Delta cribs (safety peg)
- Delta cribs (spring peg)
- MEGA brands magnetic toys
Want to be notified even more directly? Sign up here for one of the agency's e-mail services. If you've got kids -- and kid accessories -- it might not be a bad idea.
-- Tami Dennis
Photo: A shopper navigates her way through products at a children's consignment sale in Van Nuys. Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times