In a news statement, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), working with IKEA North America Services LLC, announced the voluntary recall of ANTILOP High Chairs due to a fall hazard they pose to children.
This recall affects roughly 169,000 high chairs worldwide, with 133,000 being recalled in the United States. The recall was initiated after the company discovered that the high chair’s restraint buckle could potentially open without warning. This poses a significant fall hazard to any child using the chair. The chairs were available in red, blue or white, were made of plastic and featured detachable silver-colored metal legs. The recalled chairs can be identified by the manufacture date between 0607 and 0911 and supplier number 17389, which are molded into the bottom of the seat. The chairs were available at IKEA stores across the country from August 2006 through January 2010.
IKEA and the CPSC are aware of eights incidents worldwide where the restraint buckles opened spontaneously, three of which included children sustaining minor injuries after falling from the high chair. Consumers are being urged to stop using the chairs at once and to call IKEA to receive a free replacement seat restraint.
As a Shippensburg personal injury lawyer, I feel it is imperative to keep a close watch on news from the CPSC in order to effectively relay important information to a wider audience and, hopefully, aid in preventing avoidable injuries. If you or your child has suffered an injury through the normal use of a defective product, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to discuss your rights as a consumer.Tweet