The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a voluntary recall of Phil & Ted’s MeToo Chairs for fall and amputation hazards. Consumers are advised to discontinue use of these highchairs, which clip onto tables, immediately. Consumers should contact the manufacturer for further instructions.
According to CPSC, “Missing or worn clamp pads allow the chairs to detach from a variety of different table surfaces, posing a fall hazard. In addition, when the chair detaches, children’s fingers can be caught between the bar and clamping mechanism, posing an amputation hazard. Also, user instructions for the chairs are inadequate, increasing the likelihood of consumer misuse.”
There are at least 19 reports of chairs falling from table surfaces, including injury reports that include “severely pinched, lacerated, crushed or amputated” fingers.
The products sold through a variety of retailers, between May 2006 and May 2011.