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Evenflo expands recall of high chairs

NATIONAL - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced a voluntary recall of Evenflo Envision High Chairs involving about 643,000 units.

The hazard is described as this: "Recline fasteners and metal screws on both sides of the high chair can loosen and fall out, allowing the seatback to detach or recline unexpectedly.

Children can fall backwards or fall out of the high chair and suffer bumps and bruises to the head, abrasions, cuts and bruises. Detached hardware also poses a choking hazard to children."

The problem has resulted in reports of 320 seatbacks detaching or reclining unexpectedly, which led to 19 reports of bumps and bruises to the head and 35 reports of other injuries including abrasions, pinches and bruises.

Evenflo has also received 13 reports of recline fasteners and screws falling out of the high chair, resulting in one incident in which a fastener and/or screws were found in a child's hand or mouth but were removed before choking occurred.

These are the model numbers affected: Evenflo Envision high chairs, including model numbers: 2891321, 2891321A, 2891333, 2891351, 2891351A, 2891365, 2891375, 2891403, 2891403A, 2891466, 2891466A, 2891478, 2891536, 2891536A, 2891573, 2891586, 2892351 and 2892351A.

The model number can be found on a white label on the seatback. "Evenflo" and "Envision" are printed on the front of the tray. Sold at: Juvenile product and mass merchandise stores nationwide, including Toys"R"Us, Babies"R"Us, K-Mart and Burlington Coat Factory from December 2002 through April 2006 for between $80 and $110. Manufactured in: China
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