IKEA Recalls 169,000 High Chairs for Fall Hazard


NEW YORK (MainStreet) — IKEA is recalling approximately 133,000 high chairs sold in the U.S. after discovering that they pose a fall hazard to children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday. The recall also includes 36,000 chairs sold in Canada.

There have been eight reports of the high chairs’ restraint buckles coming undone, and three children have experienced minor injuries after falling from the high chairs, says the CPSC.

The chairs were sold under the ANTILOP brand name in red, blue and white at IKEA stores nationwide from August 2006 through January 2010 for about $20. They have a manufacture date between 0607 and 0911 (YYMM format) from supplier number 17389 written underneath the seat. Model numbers involved in the recall include 701.467.92 (for the blue chairs), 501.467.93 (for the red chairs) and 300.697.24 (for the white chairs). 

Consumers are being advised to stop using the high chairs immediately and contact IKEA to obtain a free replacement seat restraint.

The company can be reached at 1-866-966-4532 or via its website www.ikea-usa.com at any time.

—Jeanine Skowronski is staff reporter for MainStreet. You can reach her by email at Skowronski.jeanine@thestreet.com, or follow her on Twitter at @JeanineSko.

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