Aug 17, 2011 at 11:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) - Tens of thousands of tabletop feeding chairs for babies and toddlers are being recalled amid safety concerns.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the "metoo" clip-on chairs imported by Colorado-based phil&teds USA Inc., can unexpectedly detach from a table, sending the chair and possibly the child in it plummeting to the floor.
The company and CPSC have received 19 reports of the chairs falling from table surfaces, including five reports with injuries. Two of the injuries involved pinched and cut fingers. The three other injuries involved bruising after a chair detached suddenly and a child struck the table or floor.
About 54,000 of the chairs are being recalled. The recall follows a warning from the commission in May that the chairs were not safe.
These chairs were sold several major retailers, including Buy Buy Baby, Target, Toys R Us and Amazon.com as well as the company's website. The chairs were sold May 2006 to May 2011.
Anyone who owns a "metoo" chair is advised to stop using it and contact the company for a free repair kit. Consumers can call phil&teds USA at (855) 652-9019 or visit the phil&ted's website.