WASHINGTON, DC (KAIT) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and phil&teds USA Inc, of Fort Collins, CO, has announced the voluntary recall of the "metoo" Clip-on Chair due to fall and amputation hazards.
According to CPSC, missing or worn clamp pads allow the chairs to detach table surfaces, posing a fall hazard. In addition, CPSC says children's fingers can get caught between the bar and clamping mechanism, posing an amputation hazard.
COSC goes on to say user instructions for the chairs are inadequate, increasing the likelihood of consumer misuse.
Phil&teds and CPSC say they have received 19 reports of the chairs falling from different table surfaces, including five reports with injuries, two reports of injuries involving children's fingers being severely pinched, lacerated, crushed or amputated, and three other reports of injury involved bruising after a chair detached suddenly and a child struck the table or floor.
The chair comes in red, black, and navy with a nylon fabric seat and a metal frame that clamps onto tables using two metal vise clamps. Chairs subject to this recall do not have black plastic spacers between the cross bar and the clamps. It was sold at Buy Buy Baby, Target, Toys R Us and their online sites; philandteds.com; Amazon.com; other online retailers; and a variety of independent juvenile specialty stores from May 2006 to May 2011 for between $40 and $50.
Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact the company to receive a free repair kit and revised user instructions. Consumers who previously received a repair kit with only rubber boots should also stop using the chair and contact the company for the new repair kit.
For additional information, contact phil&teds USA at (855) 652-9019 or visit the company's website at www.philandteds.com/support