Product Recall: IKEA Leopard Highchairs

IKEA Leopard Highchair

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with IKEA Home Furnishings, of Conshohocken, Pa., announced December 22nd a voluntary recall of LEOPARD Highchairs. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Hazard: 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. Incidents/Injuries: 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. Description: This recall involves all colors of the LEOPARD highchairs 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 highchairs were sold exclusively at IKEA stores nationwide from October 2009 through November 2009 for about $60. The frame sold for $40 and the seat for $20.

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