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Graco high chair recall: What you need to know

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Courtesy of US Consumer Product Safety Commission

(Read caption) Graco announced a high chair recall for its Harmony model, seen here. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday that it wasn't safe to use because of defects that can allow it to topple.

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In September it was strollers, then strollers again in January. Now, in the third major child-safety recall in six months, consumers are being asked to stop using 1.2 million high chairs.

The Harmony High Chair, made by Graco Children's Products Inc., based in Atlanta, is not safe to use, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced Thursday.

The company is the maker of a stroller recalled in January. With 1.5 million units affected, that recall was the largest ever issued in the US.

On its company blog, Graco said the Harmony chair is the only high chair affected by the recall and that the company has “taken significant steps to assess and enhance our internal product design review processes and we are continually committed to developing safe products.”

The screws holding the front legs of the high chair can loosen and fall out, according to the CPSC. The plastic bracket on the rear legs can also crack and cause the chair to topple.

Such incidents resulted in 24 reported injuries.

Consumers can find their chair’s model number under the child’s footrest. Those with affected models (see here for list of recalled chairs) are advised to stop using the chair and contact Graco for a repair kit at (877) 842-3206 or on the Web at www.gracobaby.com.

The chairs were sold at Toys "R" Us, Sears, Target, Wal-Mart, and other retailers nationwide from December 2003 through March 2010. They were priced between $70 and $120.

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