“Chico Polly” High Chairs May Cause Serious Injuries
Wallingford, CT - July 12, 2012 – A design flaw is blamed for a recall of 485,000 Chico Polly high chairs that have caused serious injuries to infants.
The product’s importer, Artsana USA Inc., says it knows of 21 cases in which children fell onto pegs on the chairs’ back legs, which are designed to hold the product’s tray.
Reported injuries range from cuts and cruises to a scratched cornea in one infant, and four others who required sutures to close wounds caused by the chairs.
The recall affects 26 different models of the Chico Polly high chairs sold since January 2005 through to this month. The products were sold online and through major retail chains such as Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, and Toys R Us.
Model details are on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website at www.cpsc.gov, or at www.chiccousa.com/pollykit.
The company will provide free kits to cover the pegs. Consumers can find more information on the recall and order the peg covers online or by calling 800-807-8817.