|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2012
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 966-4532
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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IKEA Recalls to Repair High Chairs Due to Fall Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: ANTILOP High Chairs
Units: About 169,000 (133,000 in the U.S. and 36,000 in Canada)
Importer: IKEA North America Services LLC, of Conshohocken, Pa.
Hazard: The high chair's restraint buckle can open unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to the child.
Incidents/Injuries: IKEA has received eight reports worldwide of restraint buckles that opened unexpectedly, including three reports of children who received minor injuries after falling from the high chair.
Description: This recall involves ANTILOP high chairs sold in red, blue or white. The plastic high chair has detachable silver-colored metal legs. High chairs included in the recall have a manufacture date between 0607 and 0911 (YYMM format) from supplier number 17389. The production date and supplier number are molded into the underside of the seat. "ANTILOP," "IKEA" and the model number are printed on a label affixed to the underside of the seat. Model numbers included in the recall are:
|ANTILOP high chair blue
||Model # 701.467.92
|ANTILOP high chair red
||Model # 501.467.93
|ANTILOP high chair white
||Model # 300.697.24
Sold exclusively at: IKEA stores nationwide from August 2006 through January 2010 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the high chairs and contact IKEA to obtain a free replacement seat restraint.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.ikea-usa.com
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1488
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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