Ikea high chair recalled due to potential safety hazard

Posted on 11 April 2012

One of the many enjoyable activities for expecting parents is browsing stores and online retailers for essential baby items. There is so much to choose from and a variety of adorable and chic styles that mommies and daddies with a wide range of tastes can find almost anything to suit their fancy.

And one item that is likely to be found in any household with a little one is a high chair. However, parents who purchased or received a certain high chair as a baby gift may need to return this item, a new government release indicates.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Ikea has recalled its ANTILOP high chairs due to potential fall hazards. The report says that the high chairs' restraint buckle may open without warning, which could put babies in danger.

The Swedish home furniture company, known for its modern designs and inexpensive products, has received word that eight buckles have opened suddenly and three small children endured minor injuries after they fell from the high chair.

The CPSC recommends that parents who have purchased ANTILOP High Chairs in blue, red or white with detachable silver-colored metal legs from July 2006 to January 2010 return the item to Ikea for a free replacement seat restraint.

It is always recommended that parents keep up to date with products that are being recalled due to safety hazards. Most of the time, these items can be returned for a free replacement or refund for a newer and safer model.

Exercising caution will ensure that mommies and daddies keep their little bundles of joy of harm's way.

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