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Highchairs Sold Exclusively at Walmart Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

by Jared Staver in Product Liability

Highchairs are designed to provide babies and young children with a safe, comfortable place to eat. Unfortunately, some highchairs on the market are defective and can lead to your child suffering an injury. Just recently, it was discovered that Graco highchairs, which were sold exclusively at Walmart, pose the risk of your child falling and potentially injuring themselves.

If your child was injured by as a result of the highchair recall by Graco, you should consult a Chicago product liability lawyer at Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. to learn about your legal options. Call us today at (312) 236-2900 for a free case assessment.

Details About the Graco Highchair Recall

In March 2018, Graco announced a voluntary recall involving 36,000 defective high chairs that were sold at Walmart stores nationwide from October 2016 to December 2017 for about $100. These highchairs are the Graco Table2Table 6-in-1 highchairs with the model number 196721. Many parents purchased these highchairs because of their versatility.

The Graco Table2Table 6-in-1 highchairs convert to six different models, including a traditional highchair, a booster seat, toddler chair, and table. Their cushion is white and gold and features gray polka dots.

To date, Graco has received 38 reports of the rear leg moving out of position. Five children were injured with bumps and bruises because their highchair fell over when they were in it.

What Should Graco Highchair Owners Do?

If you own a Graco highchair and are wondering whether this recall applies to you, you should check the model number, which is printed both on a label underneath the toddler seat and behind the booster seat.

If the model number listed is 196721, your highchair is affected by this recall. If this applies to you, you should stop using it immediately and reach out to Graco to receive a free repair kit. You can call Graco’s customer support line at 800-345-4109, or contact the company online.

How to Find Out About Recalled Products

To find out whether your child is using a product that has been recalled, it’s a good idea to monitor SafeKids.org. This is a nonprofit organization committed to helping families and communities keep children safe from injuries. They regularly update their website with recalls on child products.

If you own a recalled product, follow the remedy listed on the recall summary. You will likely receive a refund, repair, or replacement. You should also stop using the product right away and share the recall with your network.

Understanding Your Legal Rights

As a parent, you likely spend a significant amount of money on products to make life easier, safer, and more enjoyable for your child. If a product you purchase injures your child, you should understand that you may file a product liability claim and recover compensation for medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. For more information on filing a claim and protecting your rights, contact a product liability lawyer.

Call a Chicago Product Liability Lawyer

If your child has suffered due to a hazardous product, reach out to Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. to consult with an experienced product liability lawyer. We can help you file your claim and pursue compensation for any injuries or damages incurred. Contact us at (312) 236-2900 today to arrange a no-cost case review.