Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Evenflo® Recalls Children’s Activity Centers Due to Fall Hazard

Here is the latest recall in the juvenile products industry. The CPSC puts all their releases out as recalls when in actuality this one (and many others) are simple fixes like this one. More on that subject in a later post. Read the release below if you think you have an affected item. Evenflo will send you a small cap to be used in Stage 3 of this product.

Richard Goore
Goore's for Babies to Teens

NEWS from CPSC - U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs. Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 17, 2009 - Release #09-131
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 233-5921
Firm’s Media Contact: (212) 299-3962CPSC
Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Evenflo® Recalls Children’s Activity Centers Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Evenflo Activity Centers
Units: About 213,000
Manufacturer: Evenflo Co. Inc., of Miamisburg, Ohio
Hazard: When used as an activity table, the cap on one end of the product can loosen and fall off, posing a fall hazard to a young child.

Incidents/Injuries: Evenflo has received 11 reports of dislodged end caps which resulted in nine minor injuries, including bumps and bruises. Evenflo has also received a report of a dislodged end cap that resulted in a child suffering a broken collarbone in Canada.

Description: The recall involves Evenflo ExerSaucer Triple Fun stationary activity centers made between October 2006 and December 2008. The model number is 6231711. Stage 3 position involves converting the product into an activity table. No other ExerSaucer models use end caps and, therefore, no other models are included in this recall.

Sold at: Juvenile product and mass merchandise stores nationwide, including Toys ‘R Us and Burlington Baby Depot, from October 2006 through February 2009 for about $120.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the activity table in Stage 3 and contact Evenflo to receive a free replacement end cap. The product may continue to be used in Stages 1 and 2 without changes.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Evenflo at (800) 233-5921 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at

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