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phil&teds “metoo” Clip-on High Chair

Starting date:
August 18, 2011
Posting date:
August 18, 2011
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Childrens' Products, Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Audience:
General Public (GP)
Identification number:
RA-500002632

Affected products

phil&teds;® "metoo"™ clip-on high chair

Product description

This recall involves the phil&teds;® "metoo"™ clip-on high chair. The product is an infant/toddler chair with a nylon fabric seat and a metal frame that clamps onto tables using two metal vice 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 it. 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.

The chairs can be identified by the following UPC:
Product Recalled Colour UPC
metoo™ Black EAN: 9420015705713
metoo™ Navy EAN: 9420015705706
metoo™ Red EAN: 9420015705683

Affected chairs were sold from May 2006 and can be identified by the absence of black plastic spacers between the cross-bar and the table clamps.

Hazard identified

Missing or worn clamp pads can allow the chairs to detach from table surfaces, posing a fall hazard and injury hazard to children.

Neither Health Canada nor phil&teds;® have received any reports related to the use of these chairs in Canada.

However, in the United States, phil&teds;® and the CPSC have received 19 reports of the chairs falling from different surfaces, including five reports with injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 5,000 units of the recalled chairs were sold at specialty juvenile goods outlets and online retailers across Canada.

In the United States, approximately 54,000 units of the recalled chairs were sold.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from May 2006 in Canada and in the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
phil&teds®
NEW ZEALAND
Tel: 1-877-432-1642
Importer
phil&teds®
Fort Collins
UNITED STATES
Tel: 1-855-652-9019

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the affected chairs and contact phil&teds;® to arrange 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.

Regardless of any indication of damage, consumers are advised to register with phil&teds;® to receive a repair kit and self install instructions free of charge.

All owners of these chairs (including new and retrofitted chairs that are outfitted with the black spacers) are recommended to visit phil&teds;® to download the latest version of user instructions and to regularly visit the site for updated user instructions.

For additional information in the U.S. and Canada, contact phil&teds;® USA toll free at 1-855-652-9019 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or visit the company's website.

Consumers may also view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.