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Mon Nov 27, 7:18 pm

U.S. firm recalls one million high chairs

An American based baby-equipment-maker is recalling about one million high chairs designed for infants and toddlers. Fifty thousand of the chairs have been sold in Canada.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says there have been 168 reports of incidents involving the Options 5 High Chairs' seats or restraints. Three of the incidents happened on this side of the border.

Among the injured were 12 children monitored for head injuries and others who suffered swollen eyes, bloody noses and lips, bumps and bruises. Two suffered slight concussions. There were no injuries in the three Canadian incidents.

The chairs can be used in five ways: as a high chair, for infant feeding, as a youth chair, as a play chair and as a booster seat. The chair's seat can recline for infants or adjust into seven upright positions for toddlers.

Cosco says the seats can separate from the frame and fall while in the recline position. In the upright position, the seats can slip from their set height to the lowest position or fall to the ground.

The recalled chairs have model number 03-286 and a four-digit manufacture date from Dec. 1, 1997, through Aug. 11, 2000. Both numbers are printed on the bottom of the seat.

People are advised to stop using the chair immediately. You can order a free repair kit from the company by calling 1-800-387-2229 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

You can also order the kit by visiting Cosco's Web site.

-- Rachel Gibson (, November 28, 2000

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