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Safety First High Chair
Baby
Nursery Equipment & Supplies
High Chairs (1555)
Safety 1st    
Safety First High Chair
HC051 (AAV)
 
09 09 26 GB 
Safety First Website
Unspecified
3/13/2012 This date is an estimate
We have multiple young children and therefore have several highchairs of the same model and have had multiple safety incidents with this model among the various chairs. They are Safety First high chairs model HC051 (Manufacture date 9/2009). The waist clasp on this model can result in significant pinching of hands or fingers resulting in pain, redness, bruising, or even removal of skin. It has happened to myself, my husband, and a grandparent on multiple occasions, and now that our children are no longer infants but toddlers, on two occasions (including today), one of our toddlers was playing with the clasp and got his skin severely pinched and caught in the clasp until I could dislodge the unit and release his skin. We'll be throwing these chairs in the garbage as they are anything but "Safety First". It is also critical to note that these chairs are designed to have shoulder straps (in the hard back of the chair) and say they are appropriate for infants, however, no shoulder straps are ever included in these models and there are no slots to allow shoulder straps in the chair covers for this model. Therefore, younger children/infants could fall out the side of the chair as there is only a minimal adjustment of the waist straps. Because we knew from the beginning how unsafe these "Safety First" high chairs were, were always used [REDACTED] highchairs for feeding our infants and used these for supervised specific purposes for medical reasons with our one son (who has a feeding tube) because of its size and reclining ability. However, this is a very dangerous product for the general market. Please make the manufacturer address these safety issues to protect young children! Thank you!
1/28/2013
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Injury→Injury, First Aid Received by Non-Medical Professional
My Child
Male
2 years 11 months

Injury→Injury, No First Aid or Medical Attention Received
Self
Female
41 years

Injury→Injury, No First Aid or Medical Attention Received
My Spouse
Male
40 years

Injury→Injury, No First Aid or Medical Attention Received
Other Relative
Female
65 years
Yes
No
No
No
No
Comment from Safety 1st 2/13/2013
Thank you for contacting us regarding our product. We are interested in speaking with you to discuss your concern. If you could please contact us through either one of the contact points provided below it would be greatly appreciated.

We would like to assure consumers that all of Dorel Juvenile Group high chairs meet or exceed all mandatory and voluntary safety standards.

Dorel Juvenile Group recommends that all consumers with questions or concerns contact us directly at consumer@djgusa.com or call our Consumer Hotline at (800) 544-1108.

CPSC does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of the Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database on SaferProducts.gov, particularly with respect to information submitted by people outside of CPSC.