December 22, 2009: Recall of Leopard High Chairs
Many colors of the high chair are included in this recall. Image here represents just one.
The US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a recall of about 600 LEOPARD high chairs sold exclusively at IKEA. The snap locks used to secure the seat to the frame can break and allow the seat and child to drop through the frame, posing a fall hazard to young children. Detached snap locks can pose a choking hazard to young children.
IKEA has received 11 reports worldwide of failing snap locks, including one report of a child falling through the frame and suffering bruised legs. In addition, the firm has one report of a child mouthing a detached snap lock. No incidents have been reported in the United States.
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The recall involves all colors of the LEOPARD high chairs sold as a seat and a frame individually. The seat and tray has an adhesive label affixed to the underside with the words LEOPARD and “Made in Italy,” an eight-digit article number and a five-digit supplier number (19589). The high chair sold at IKEA stores nationwide from October 2009 through November 2009 for about $60. The frame sold for $40 and the seat for $20.
The high chairs were manufactured in Italy.
Whom to Contact
Consumers should immediately stop using the high chairs and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund. For additional information, contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm’s website at www.ikea-usa.com.
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