The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have announced a recall of the phil&teds “metoo” Clip-on Chair due to fall risks hazards. phil&teds and CPSC have received 19 reports of the chairs falling from table surfaces, including five reports with injuries.
Missing or worn clamp pads allow the chairs to detach from table surfaces, posing a fall hazard. In addition, when the chair detaches, children’s fingers can be caught between the bar and clamping mechanism, posing an amputation hazard. User instructions for the chairs are inadequate, increasing the likelihood of misuse.
Chairs subject to this recall do not have black plastic spacers between the cross bar and the clamps.
Around 54,000 of the “metoo” clip on chairs have been sold through Buy Buy Baby, Target, Toys R Us, philandteds.com, Amazon.com, and other stores from May 2006 to May 2011.
Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact phil&teds USA at www.philandteds.com/support or (855) 652-9019 to receive a free repair kit and revised user instructions.
Consumers who previously received a repair kit with only rubber boots should also stop using the chair and contact the company for the new repair kit.