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IKEA Recalls LEOPARD Highchairs

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The third week of December, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and IKEA Home Furnishings, of Conshohocken, Pa., recalled LEOPARD Highchairs.

The snap locks used to secure the seat to the frame can break and allow the seat and child to drop through the frame, posing a fall hazard to young children. Detached snap locks can pose a choking hazard to young children. IKEA has received 11 reports worldwide of failing snap locks, including one report of a child falling through the frame and suffering bruised legs. In addition, the firm has one report of a child mouthing a detached snap lock. No incidents have been reported in the United States.

This recall involves all colors of the LEOPARD highchairs sold as a seat and a frame individually. The seat and tray has an adhesive label affixed to the underside with the words LEOPARD and “Made in Italy,” an eight-digit article number and a five-digit supplier number (19589).

The strollers were sold at IKEA stores nationwide from October 2009 through November 2009 for about $60. The frame sold for $40 and the seat for $20.. The products were made in Italy.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled highchairs and contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.ikea-usa.com.

If you or a family member is injured by a product, you need to get immediate medical care. If there is a significant affect or injury, you should contact an attorney concerning the problem. Early investigation can include the collection of product, checking recall alerts, and the proper notifying of those who caused the problem.