54,000 children’s clip-on chairs have been recalled due to a defect that will increase the likelihood of an injury to your child. The Consumer Product Safety Commission and the manufacturer of the chair, phil&teds USA Inc., announced the recall after numerous reports of the defective product causing injuries to children.
The “metoo” Clip-on Chair is an infant/toddler chair that uses two metal vise clamps with rubber pads to affix the chair to a variety of different table surfaces. Missing or worn rubber pads will cause the chair to detach from the table creating a fall hazard and an amputation risk. If and when the chair does detach, children’s fingers can get caught between the bar and clamping mechanism resulting in fingers being severely pinched, lacerated, crushed or amputated.
If you own the chair, stop using it immediately and contact the manufacturer for a free repair kit. The chair was sold at national retailers from May 2006 to May 2011 for between $40 and $50.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: “Table-Top Clip-on Chair Recalled by phil&teds USA Due to Fall and Amputation Hazards” Aug 17, 2011