35,000 convertible Evenflo high chairs were recalled due to a fall hazard. The activity tray has been reported to unexpectedly become disengaged leading to a potentially dangerous fall hazard for unrestrained children. So far 18 reports have been filed. These high chairs have been sold at stores such a Walmart and Toys R us. They retail for about $40. To read more on the recall click here.
Recalls of children's furniture and products abounds this month.
Evenflo recalled their Majestic highchairs due to fall and choking hazards:
Hazard: 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.
Incidents/Injuries: 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, cuts, and bruises. 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.
For more information on the Evenflo Majestic high chair recall please see the CPSC website here.
Lead paint is still a major issue with multiple products. As you look for furniture or holiday gifts for your children, please keep that in mind.
As a matter of fact, today, Munire recalled approximately 3,000 cribs and 6,000 pieces of matching furniture in the Newport Rubbed Black editions due to lead violations.
Hazard: The red paint which is underneath the black finish paint on some of the cribs and matching furniture exceeds federal lead limits. If ingested by young children lead can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: Munire has received one report of a child ingesting the paint. The child was diagnosed with lead poisoning.
For more information on this crib/furniture recall visit the CPSC website here.
In addition, Woodstock Percussion Inc.recalled approximately 2,800 toy drums due to a lead paint violation.
Hazard: Surface paint on the recalled toy drums contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
To read the full notice, please click here.
Last week, Xtreme Toy Zone recalled about 480 toy dinosaurs due to a lead paint standards violation.
Hazard: Surface paint on the toy dinosaurs can contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Read the full notice here.