IKEA High Chair Recall: Everything You Need to Know

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ikea high chair recallThere'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

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nonmember avatar Bethany

I have this chair in blue and my child did fall out of it. He was fine just startled, fortunately another chair broke his fall and he landed on his side not head. The straps adjustment were not strong enough against my baby pushing to stand up. Hopefully this is fixed.

KBW2 KBW2

I did, but got it as a hand me down and it never had a belt- I used a different one I had and had no trouble.

amand... amandasmomma

I had this highchair and don't even remember using the buckle! Even if the buckle comes undone how is the baby going to fall out of this highchair??? Through one of the leg-holes?  This is so silly!!

nonmember avatar Stephanie

I have this high chair and love it. My daughter has not fallen out and the buckle has always worked well.

You posted the Ikea phone number wrong. It should be:
(888) 966-4532

LoveO... LoveOfWisdom

We have two of these, both my boys (1 & 3) make great attempts to escape, but fail every time.  I'm calling user error here. 


amandamomma, I'm guessing from standing up in the chair.

angie... angiea2105

I agree with user errors. How do they fall out, clearly from standing which would happen when they are not being watched! Common people another thing to complain about. Buckles break. Get a new one and get over it. My parents have this chair at their house for when we visit. No problems as of yet. I love the chair!

Riley... Rileysmom03

Those are the ugliest high chairs I have ever seen!

Shonte20 Shonte20

It looks like a cheap piece of crap.

nonmember avatar Gabi

Interesting that people are commenting that it's ugly because I personally think that most of the padded monstrosities sold elsewhere are totally impractical and ugly. This chair is simple and functional and I own two, one of the older models effected by the recall and one of the newer kind with the double buckle design. Sure, I'd like to own a Stark or Boon, but spending several hundred dollars is completely out of the question. I appreciate IKEA products for what they are, inexpensive and simple. My mother-in-law purchased a more expensive "traditional" chair and the buckle broke on it! I agree about user error but perhaps some of the buckles are a bit weak, and kids are quick! I personally inspect the buckles often and haven't had any problems. Now... the buckles on restaurant high chairs are totally awful. I can't tell you how many places we've had to hold our kids because none of the straps function.

E.F.G... E.F.G.I.Scott

Interesting that people are commenting that it's ugly because I personally think that most of the padded monstrosities sold elsewhere are totally impractical and ugly. This chair is simple and functional and I own two, one of the older models effected by the recall and one of the newer kind with the double buckle design. Sure, I'd like to own a Stark or Boon, but spending several hundred dollars is completely out of the question. I appreciate IKEA products for what they are, inexpensive and simple. My mother-in-law purchased a more expensive "traditional" chair and the buckle broke on it! I agree about user error but perhaps some of the buckles are a bit weak, and kids are quick! I personally inspect the buckles often and haven't had any problems. Now... the buckles on restaurant high chairs are totally awful. I can't tell you how many places we've had to hold our kids because none of the straps function.

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