IKEA Recalls Dangerous And Defective Highchairs – Child Injuries ReportedPosted on Dec 22, 2009
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission released a press release on December 22 explaining that the modern-looking chairs suffer from weak snap locks. If the snap locks break or fail, the child can fall from the chair and to the floor. Some have also reported that the chair can break and cause choking concerns. Worldwide, the IKEA highchair recall involves over 5,400 chairs worldwide.
The recall involves all colors of the LEOPARD highchair, which was sold in stores internationally in October and November of this year for sixty dollars. Those who have purchased the highchair are urged to stop using it immediately and to return it to the nearest IKEA store for a full refund. At this juncture, the store is not offering a repair kit. Those with questions or concerns may call the IKEA recall hotline at (888) 966-4532 or visit the store’s website for more information.