If you just bought a highchair from IKEA, get ready to pack it up. The Leopard chair sold this fall at IKEA stores nationwide is being recalled.
Injury reports from outside the United States have prompted a recall here, although so far no American child has been hurt.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, however, there have been eleven reports worldwide of failing snap locks on the Leopard highchair from the Swedish company, including one report of a child falling through the frame and suffering bruised legs. The problem is the snap locks used to secure the seat to the frame can break and allow the seat and child to drop through the frame.
It’s being considered a falling hazard, and those broken snaps are considered a choking hazard for little kids.
Sold as a sold as a seat and a frame individually between October and November this year, there are only about six hundred in circulation. The seat and tray has an adhesive label affixed to the underside with the words LEOPARD and “Made in Italy,” an eight-digit article number and a five-digit supplier number (19589).
The chairs can be returned to any IKEA store for a full refund, or you can call the company for more information at 888-966-4532.
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