Chicco-brand Polly folding baby high chairs sold by the US subsidiary of Italy's Artsana SpA pose laceration risks from exposed pegs on the back of the chair. The company has issued a voluntary recall in cooperation with U.S. and Canadian consumer protection agencies.
The recall is for 26 model numbers for chairs manufactured prior to Oct. 13, 2010, and sold in the U.S. Canada Health lists 15 model numbers for three brands of the chair.
The firm is aware of 21 reports of incidents in which a child fell against the peg and received injuries, including four laceration injuries requiring medical closure (stitches, tape or glue) and one scratched cornea, said a statement Thursday from the U.S. Consumer Protection Agency.
Chicco USA is offering a free peg-cover kit to fix the problem. Parent company Artesana SpA is a privately held company that sells beauty, health and baby products worldwide under the brand names that include Chicco, neoBaby, Mamma Donna, Bubble Kids and Pic Indolor.