IKEA recalls Leopard highchairs
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 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