Ikea Agrees To Recall High Chairs - New York News

Ikea Agrees To Recall High Chairs


Ikea's North American business has agreed to voluntarily recall about 169,000 high chairs in the U.S. and Canada due to a falling hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada said in a joint statement Thursday.

The plastic "Antilop" high chair was sold in red, blue or white and has detachable silver-colored metal legs. The recalled product, which was sold exclusively at Ikea stores for $20 each from August 2006 to January 2010, has a restraint buckle that can open unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard for a child.

Ikea has received eight reports worldwide of restraint buckle issues with the chair, including three reports of children who received minor injuries after falling.

The agencies asked consumers to stop using the chair immediately and contact Ikea for a free replacement seat restraint.

About 133,000 of the chairs were recalled in the U.S. and 36,000 in Canada.

Ikea, a privately held company that makes and sells low-cost home furnishings and accessories, also agreed in November to recall 2,200 wardrobe mirror doors in the U.S. and Canada, due to a laceration hazard.

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