The idea of a dangerous and defective high chair strikes fear into the hearts of parents everywhere. Rightly so. Yet, around 7,000 such chairs have been sold in the U.S. recently, and are now being recalled.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the products are called Tuo Convertible High Chairs – and they are defective: The front legs on the highchair can detach from the seat, posing fall and injury hazards to children.
Specifically, this recall involves the charcoal colored Tuo convertible high chair, which can be converted into a toddler chair. These chairs were imported from China by Skip Hop, Inc., of New York.
They were sold at Babies “R” Us, Buy Buy Baby, Target, Kohls, Dillards and other children specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and Skiphop.com from December 2016 through September 2017 for about $160.
Their maker, Skip Hop, has received 13 reports of the legs of the high chairs detaching, resulting in two reports of bruises to children.
The style numbers are 304200 and 304200CN with a date code found on the back of the chair as follows: HH102016, HH11/2016, HH3/2017 and HH4/2017. The highchairs have a reversible seat pad, removable tray, 5-point harness, beechwood footrest and legs.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled high chairs and contact Skip Hop for a free replacement.
Contact Skip Hop toll-free at 888-282-4674 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.skiphop.com and click on “Recalls” for more information.