Clip on chairs

Monday, May 9, 2011 - 7:22am

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns consumers that some “metoo” clip-on table top chairs are unsafe for young chidlren.

CPSC is urging consumers to stop using Phil&Teds metoo clip-on chairs immediately.

The metoo clip-on table top chairs are made with a nylon fabric seat and a metal frame that clamps to tables with two metal vise clamp. CPSC staff says that the clamps can detach from a variety of different table surfaces. Additionally, the chairs can detach when children move around or use their feet to push against other objects.

Staff also determined that the lack of adequate space between the horizontal metal bar at the front of the chair and the clamps can cause children’s fingers to be severely pinched, lacerated, crushed or amputated if caught between the bar and the clamp when the chair detaches.

The company has refused to agree to a national recall of their hazardous product that is acceptable to CPSC. The company has offered a repair kit consisting of rubber boots to place on the upper clamp grips of the chairs. Consumers should be aware that CPSC has not approved a repair kit for this product,.CPSC is urging consumers to stop using the affected metoo chairs at this time in order to prevent the risk of injury to children.

There have been atleast a dozen reports of incidents according to the CPSC. You can report any incidents at http://www.saferproducts.gov/

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