The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with IKEA North America Services LLC, of Conshohocken, Pa., announced a voluntary recall of about 169,000 ANTILOP High Chairs(133,000 in the U.S. and 36,000 in Canada).
Hazard: The high chair's restraint buckle can open unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to the child.
Incidents/Injuries: IKEA has received eight reports worldwide of restraint buckles that opened unexpectedly, including three reports of children who received minor injuries after falling from the high chair.
Description: This recall involves ANTILOP high chairs sold in red, blue or white. The plastic high chair has detachable silver-colored metal legs. High chairs included in the recall have a manufacture date between 0607 and 0911 (YYMM format) from supplier number 17389. The production date and supplier number are molded into the underside of the seat. "ANTILOP," "IKEA" and the model number are printed on a label affixed to the underside of the seat. Model numbers included in the recall are:
|ANTILOP high chair blue||Model # 701.467.92|
|ANTILOP high chair red||Model # 501.467.93|
|ANTILOP high chair white||Model # 300.697.24|
Sold exclusively at: IKEA stores nationwide from August 2006 through January 2010 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the high chairs and contact IKEA to obtain a free replacement seat restraint.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact IKEA toll-free at (866) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.ikea-usa.com.
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1488.