By Katie M, Triad Smarty Pants VP of Mommyhood:
Attention Smarty Moms: News of this recall just broke today (as reported on WebMd).
Evenflo is recalling about 95,000 of its Majestic high chairs because of fall and choking hazards.
The problem is that 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.
Evenflo has received 140 reports of seatbacks reclining, falling back, and/or detaching unexpectedly, which resulted in at least 47 reports of bumps and bruises to the head, two reports of broken bones, and at least 45 reports of other injuries, including abrasions and cuts.
The CPSC notes that Evenflo has received more than 1,000 reports of plastic caps and screws falling out of the high chairs, including seven incidents in which caps and screws were found in children’s hands or mouths but were removed before choking occurred.
The recall involves the following model numbers of Evenflo Majestic high chairs: 3001395A, 3001583, 3001633A, 3001669, 3001700A, 3001713, 3001713A, 3001730A, 3001732, 3001732A, 3001733, 3001742, 3001742A, and 3001756. The model number and production date can be found on a white label on the seatback. “Evenflo” is printed on the label and on the push button on the front of the tray.
The recalled high chairs were made before Jan. 23, 2007, and were sold nationwide from January 2006 through May 2007 at stores including Toys “R” Us, Babies “R” Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Shopko, and online at walmart.com.
If you have one of the recalled Evenflo Majestic high chairs, stop using it immediately and contact Evenflo at 800-233-5921 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the Majestic high chair web site.!
i;m having my second child in a few months. How do i check to see if my infant car seat carrier has any recalls? It’s almost 4 1/2 years old.Thanks!
To Anonymous: Congrats on expcting your 2nd. You can check the CPSC website, go to the manufacturers website, or google carseat recalls. You also want to check the expiration date on the seat. The plastic on the seat can weaken over time. Some are good for 5 years, some for 6. Be cautious if you have stored it where it is exposed to extreme temps (attic) for long periods of time. I am a certified car seat inspector (and mom of 3) and can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen people using the seats past the expiration date. You can’t tell by looking at a seat if the materials have weakend and I would hate to find out in a wreck that they had and the seat fails to protect my child! Good Luck!!
To the above anonymous certified car seat inspector – would you ever guest blog for TriadSmartyPants? I think you could share some great stuff!Katie M
to the first comment – Congrats! I also just recently had my second child and actually did a post on things that can be re-used from baby to baby. Be sure to check it out: http://charlottesmartypants.blogspot.com/2008/04/getting-ready-for-baby-reuse-or-buy-new.html(it was posted on April 25th in case this link doesn’t work)