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Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

IKEA recalls Leopard highchairs

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December

A highchair that has only been sold at IKEA since October is now being recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission due to falling and choking hazards. About Mom_ikealeopard 600 of the Leopard Highchairs have been sold worldwide since they went on the market but since then, there have been 11 reports of failing snap locks, including a report of one child falling through the frame and suffering bruised legs. Detached snap locks can pose a choking hazard to tots. No incidents have been reported in the U.S.

The recall involves all colors of the highchairs sold as a seat and a frame individually. The seat and tray has an adhesive label on 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 from October through November for about $60. The frame sold for $40 and the seat for $20.

If you have one of the chairs, you should stop using it and return it to any IKEA store for a full refund. For more information, call IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532, or go to www.ikea-usa.com.  The CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports about the highchair. Call toll free 1-800-638-2772 or go to www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx for details

.-- Sherry Robinson

[Last modified: Thursday, May 13, 2010 11:04am]

    

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