Table-Top Clip-on Chair Recalled by phil&teds USA Due to Fall and Amputation Hazards

Missing or worn clamp pads allow the chairs to detach from a variety of different table surfaces.

Recall date: August 17, 2011
Recall number: 11-306
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  • Chairs included in this recall do not have black plastic spacers between the cross bar and clamps\n

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    Chairs included in this recall do not have black plastic spacers between the cross bar and clamps\n

  • Chairs included in this recall do not have black plastic spacers between the cross bar and clamps\n

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    Chairs included in this recall do not have black plastic spacers between the cross bar and clamps\n

  • Chairs not included in this recall have black plastic spacers between the cross bar and clamps

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    Chairs not included in this recall have black plastic spacers between the cross bar and clamps

Recall Summary

Name of product:

"metoo" Clip-on Chair

Hazard:

Missing or worn clamp pads allow the chairs to detach from a variety of different 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. Also, user instructions for the chairs are inadequate, increasing the likelihood of consumer misuse.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact phil&teds USA at (855) 652-9019 or visit the company's website at www.philandteds.com/support

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Recall Details

Units

54,000 (these were the subject of a product safety alert issued May 6, 2011)

Description

The product is an infant/toddler chair with a nylon fabric seat and a metal frame that clamps onto tables using two metal vise clamps. The upper part of each clamp rests on the table top and has either a rubber pad on its underside or a rubber boot covering the clamp. The chair is sold in three fabric colors - red, black and navy. Chairs subject to this recall do not have black plastic spacers between the cross bar and the clamps.

Incidents/Injuries

phil&teds and CPSC have received 19 reports of the chairs falling from different table surfaces, including five reports with injuries. Two reports of injuries involved children's fingers being severely pinched, lacerated, crushed or amputated. The three other reports of injury involved bruising after a chair detached suddenly and a child struck the table or floor.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact the company 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.

Sold through

Buy Buy Baby, Target, Toys R Us and their online sites; philandteds.com; Amazon.com; other online retailers; and a variety of independent juvenile specialty stores from May 2006 to May 2011 for between $40 and $50.

Importer(s)

phil&teds USA Inc, of Fort Collins, Co.

Manufactured in

China

  • Chairs included in this recall do not have black plastic spacers between the cross bar and clamps\n

  • Chairs included in this recall do not have black plastic spacers between the cross bar and clamps\n

  • Chairs not included in this recall have black plastic spacers between the cross bar and clamps