By Rita R. Robison
IKEA North America Services is recalling about 169,000 ANTILOP high chairs, 133,000 in the U.S. and 36,000 in Canada.
The high chair's restraint buckle can open unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to the child, IKEA and the U.S. Consumer Product Commission said in a statement.
IKEA has received eight reports worldwide of restraint buckles that opened unexpectedly, including three reports of children who received minor injuries after falling from the high chair.
The recall involves ANTILOP high chairs sold in red, blue, or white. The plastic high chair has detachable silver-colored metal legs. High chairs included in the recall have a manufacture date between 0607 and 0911 (YYMM format) from supplier number 17389. The production date and supplier number are molded into the underside of the seat. "ANTILOP," "IKEA," and the model number are printed on a label attached to the underside of the seat. Model numbers included in the recall are:
- ANTILOP high chair blue – Model No. 701.467.92
- ANTILOP high chair red – Model No. 501.467.93
- ANTILOP high chair white – Model No. 300.697.24
Manufactured in China, the high chairs were sold only at IKEA stores nationwide from August 2006 through January 2010 for about $20.
Consumers should immediately stop using the high chairs and contact IKEA to obtain a free replacement seat restraint, IKEA and the commission advise.
For additional information, contact IKEA toll-free at 866-966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.ikea-usa.com.
For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.