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Graco recalls high chairs after reports of kids' fall

WASHINGTON - Graco Children's Products Inc., a unit of Newell Rubbermaid Inc., voluntarily recalled 1.2 million high chairs Thursday because leg screws can loosen, causing the chair to tip, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The flaw in Harmony High Chairs can result in a child falling. Atlanta-based Graco acted after receiving 464 reports of screws loosening or falling out, resulting in 24 injuries that included bumps and bruises to the head and a hairline arm fracture, the commission said.

The recall covers Harmony chairs made from November 2003 through December 2009.

"We have worked closely with the CPSC to identify and provide an appropriate fix," Graco said in a statement. "We are confident that we have come up with a solution that will improve the performance of this chair."

The chairs were sold at retailers including Burlington Coat Factory, Toys R Us, Target, Walmart and Sears, according to the statement. They sold for between $70 and $120.

Consumers can call 877-842- 3206 for a free repair kit or visit the company's Web site, graco- baby.com.- Bloomberg News

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