Monday, May 9th, 2011
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging parents to immediately stop using phil&teds “meetoo” clip-on table top chairs due to serious fall and amputation hazards.
It’s an infant/toddler chair that has a nylon seat and a metal frame that attaches to tables using two metal clamps. The upper part of each clamp rests on the table top and has either a rubber clamp pad on its underside or a rubber boot covering it. The recalled “metoo” chairs do not have plastic spacers between the table clamps and the front horizontal metal bar. The clip-on chairs that have plastic spacers are being evaluated. The chair is sold in three colors – red, black and navy.
CPSC determined that when children move around in the chair or use their feet to push against other objects, the chair may detach and cause children to fall posing serious injury including head injury. In addition, inadequate space between the horizontal metal bar at the front of the chair and the clamps can brutally pinch, lacerate, crush or amputate fingers if caught.
Phil&teds has refused to the national recall although it has offered a repair kit that the CPSC has not approved. Tens of thousands of the chairs have been sold since May 2006 for about $50 through philandteds.com, Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Target, Toys R Us, other online retailers and specialty stores.Add a Comment