There's some bad news coming from everyone's favorite Swedish furniture retailer. IKEA has issued a voluntary recall of their ANTILOP high chairs. Apparently, there's a fall hazard due to a faulty buckle and consumers are being warned to stop using the unsound chairs immediately.
It's always a bit disarming when there's a recall of a baby product. Everyone only wants the best for their children and it's hard to hear that something parents use every single day, sometimes more than three times a day, is putting innocent young ones at risk.
Here's everything you need to know about the IKEA high chair recall:
The Product: It's called the ANTILOP high chair and over 133,000 have been sold in the United States. It retailed for $19.99 and the high chair tray was sold separately for $5. It came in red, white, or blue with detachable silver-colored legs.
The recall product numbers are as follows and are printed on the bottom of each seat:
- ANTILOP high chair in blue: #701.467.92
- ANTILOP high chair in red: #501.467.93
- ANTILOP high chair in white: #300.697.24
They were sold in IKEA stores between August 2006 and January 2010 with supplier number 17389.
The Problem: The high chair's restraint buckle can open unexpectedly, which puts your child at risk of falling.
The Injuries: So far, IKEA has heard eight reports worldwide of the buckle popping open, three of which resulted in minor injuries when the child fell out of the high chair.
What to Do: If you have this chair, you'll need to contact IKEA for a replacement. You can call them any time at 1-800-966-4532 or visit their website at www.ikea-usa.com.
Do you have this high chair, or have you had trouble with the buckles on the one you do have?
Photos via IKEA.com