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Recall of The First Years Newborn-to-Toddler Reclining Feeding Seat

December 6, 2007 -- RC2 Corporation today announced that it is voluntarily recalling three styles of The First Years Newborn-to-Toddler Reclining Feeding Seat due to malfunctioning restraining straps that can disengage and permit the child to slip out of the seat. Approximately 100,000 reclining feeding seats were manufactured and distributed through mass and specialty retailers in the U.S. and another 25,000 in Canada between November 8, 2006 and May 10, 2007.

Parents and caregivers should immediately stop using the feeding seats. RC2 received 38 complaints of malfunctioning restraining straps, including 12 instances of children falling from the seats. None of the falls produced injuries that required medical attention.

There is no need for consumers to return the feeding seat. Working closely with the CPSC, RC2 has determined that the malfunctioning restraining strap can be easily replaced in the home, using a replacement strap provided free of charge by the company. Parents and caregivers are urged to identify whether or not they have a recalled feeding seat. If so, they should remove the recalled seat from use and start the remedy process to order free replacements straps.

The reclining feeding seats have restraining straps that fit through slots on the bottom portion of the seat back. The affected seats have slots that are too wide, which may cause the restraining straps to disengage from the seat back and could permit the child to slip out of the seat. The replacement restraining straps are a permanent solution.

We want to ensure that your child has only the safest products we can offer, and will work to remedy this situation promptly—with your child's safety and your trust in mind.

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