phil&teds USA Inc. has announced the recall of their metoo Clip-on Chair because the clamps that attach the baby high chair to table tops may fail. This may cause the child to fall or possibly have their fingers crushed or amputated by the failing mechanism. Just three months ago, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a warning to consumers urging them to immediately stop using the table chairs due to the same hazards.
phil&teds has received 19 reports of incidents, including two incidents involving severed fingers, and in one case, permanent finger injury to a child under 18-months old.
The chairs involved in the recall have a red, black or navy nylon fabric seat and a metal frame that clamps onto tables using two metal vise clamps. The upper part of each vice clamp rests on the table top and has either a rubber pad on its underside or a rubber boot covering the clamp. The chairs affected by this recall do not have black plastic spacers between the cross bar and the clamps.
54,000 chairs are affected by the recall that were sold at Buy Buy Baby, Target, Toys R Us and their online sites; other online retailers; and a variety of independent juvenile stores from May 2006 to May 2011 for between $40 and $60.
Owners should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and contact phil&teds for a free repair kit; consumers who previously received a repair kit with only rubber boots should also stop the using the chair and contact the company for a new repair kit. To order a free repair kit, consumers may call 1-855-652-9019 or order online; to view new instructions and a video explaining the repair kit, consumers may click here.
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