The government has warned that tens of thousands of table-top feeding chairs for both babies and toddlers are unsafe. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the metal clamps on the chairs can come loose and leave the baby to fall on the floor. Around a dozen children have been injured!
Finger or hands can also be pinched or crushed between the metal clamps or bars when he chairs become detached. The CPSC says that the company Phil & Teds USA Inc. refuses to follow through with a national recall.
Here are the chairs that you must stop using:
They are offering however rubber grips that can cover the chair’s clamps, although they are not guaranteed to keep your kids safe. “Even with those rubber boots, the chair can still slip off a table. We believe the company needs to come up with a free remedy that will prevent children from falling or having an amputation hazard if one side of the chair detaches,” CPSC spokesman Scott Wolfson says.
The Metoo chairs have been sold at nationwide retailers such as Target and Toys R Us, as well as online. Phil & Teds’ website describes the chairs as the ‘simple, no fuss solution’ that ‘gives you freedom from restaurant high chairs.’ For kids 33 lbs. and under, they are described as ‘lightweight, but very strong.’