We have another product warning for parents with small children to tell you about. Today, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and IKEA announced a voluntary recall of a certain type of highchair. The recall centers around LEOPARD Highchairs. The company says 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. Another problem includes the detached snap locks which can pose a choking hazard to young children. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.
About 600 units were sold at IKEA stores nationwide from October 2009 through November 2009.
The LEOPARD Highchairs were manufactured in Italy and distributed out of Conshohocken, PA.
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.
Consumers should immediately stop using the highchairs and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund.
Attorney Jeffrey Killino’s focus is on keeping kids safe and knows child injuries are very serious and can leave a parent feeling helpless. If you believe your child was injured as a result of a faulty or recalled consumer product please contact child injury attorney Jeffrey Killino at 877-875-2927 today.