We receive notifications almost daily from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (the U.S. body charged with issuing recalls) about children’s products, but we haven’t seen anything this scary in a while.
The recall notice from CPSC on the MeToo Feeding Chair read, in part, as follows:
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.
These chairs are from phil&teds, a wholesaler of baby products such as strollers, high-chairs, car seats, and portable cribs. They were sold in high-end baby product stores across Canada and the United States, as well as around the world. Here’s a link to the CPSC recall notice, and here is one to the recall information on the phil&teds website.
If you own one of these chairs, please put it away until you can get it fixed. If you don’t feel comfortable using it anymore, then don’t sell it or give it away — throw it out. And keep those babies safe!