September 28, 1998

Graco Announces Recall to Repair Stationary Entertainers

Graco Children's Products Inc., of Elverson, Pa., is recalling about 19,000 stationary EntertainersTM for repair. The screw securing the clicker toy to the Entertainer's tray can come out, presenting a choking hazard to young children.

Graco has received eight reports of children rotating the toy until the screw came out, and either handling the toys screw or placing it in their mouths. One child started choking on the screw and sustained scratches in the throat, and two others sustained scratches on the face or stomach. Graco will send consumers a free repair kit, consisting of uniquely redesigned replacement screw and installation instructions.

The Graco stationary Entertainers involved in this recall are model numbers 4118RA, 4118C and 34429, manufactured between April 24, 1998, and August 6, 1998. The model number and manufacturing date, which is the first six digits of the serial number, are located on a label underneath the Entertainer's tray. Three adjustable legs support the plastic tray. A chair, which sits in the center of the unit, swivels around so that the child can play with the eight toys attached to the tray. The clicker toy is made of yellow plastic and has three rounded knobs. "Graco" appears on a yellow label, affixed to the front of the tray. Discount department and juvenile product stores nationwide, including Toys R Us and Sears sold the Entertainers from April 1998 to September 1998 for about $59 to $69.

Consumers should remove the clicker toy from the Entertainer immediately. To receive the free repair kit, consumers should call Graco at (800) 281-3676 anytime or write to Customer Affairs, Graco Children's Products Inc., P.O. Box 100, Elverson, PA 19520.