CPSC Recall: ‘metoo’ Clip-on Chairs by phil&teds Pose Amputation, Fall Risks

08/17/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Fort Collins, CO — “metoo” Clip-on Chair by phil&teds USA Inc. are being voluntarily recalled for fall and amputation hazards the product poses. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the nationwide product recall on August 17, 2011.

The product recall was issued after discovering that the clip-on chair has missing or worn clap pads, which allows the chair to detach from table surfaces. This poses a fall hazard to consumers. When the chair detaches, children’s fingers can get caught between the bar and clamping mechanism, which poses an amputation hazard. In addition, the instructions for the clip-on chairs are inadequate, increasing the chances of consumer misuse.

Five injury reports were received by phil&teds and the CPSC, as a result of the clip-on chairs falling. Two of the reports resulted in the child’s fingers being severely pinched, lacerated, crushed or amputated. The remaining injury reports involved bruising from the chair falling, causing the child hit the table or floor.

“The product is an infant/toddler chair with a nylon fabric seat and a metal frame that clamps onto tables using two metal vise clamps. The upper part of each clamp rests on the table top and has either a rubber pad on its underside or a rubber boot covering the clamp. The chair is sold in three fabric colors – red, black and navy. Chairs subject to this recall do not have black plastic spacers between the cross bar and the clamps,” reported the CPSC.

Consumers are advised to contact phil&teds to receive a free repair kit and revised instructions. If you have received a previous repair kit with only rubber boots, you should contact the company for a new repair kit.

For more information about the product recall, consumers can contact phil&teds USA at (855) 652-9019 or visit www.philandteds.com/support.

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