The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Has Issued A Warning For Phil And Teds Metoo Clip-On Table Top Chairs. The Chairs Pose "Multiple Safety Hazards" And The CPSC Urges Parents To Stop Using Them Immediately.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a warning for Phil and Teds Metoo clip-on table top chairs. The chairs pose "multiple safety hazards" and the CPSC urges parents to stop using them immediately.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a warning for Phil and Teds Metoo clip-on table top chairs. The chairs pose "multiple safety hazards" and the CPSC urges parents to stop using them immediately. See the photo below for the chair model. It comes in navy, red and black. The CPSC states the following: "The clip-on chairs affected by this warning do not have plastic spacers between the table clamps and the front horizontal metal bar. The clip-on chairs that have plastic spacers between the table clamps and the front horizontal metal bar are under evaluation." The Metoo chairs have been sold since May of 2006, meaning there are tens of thousands of chairs floating around that could pose a serious safety risk to your little one. They pose both a fall and amputation hazard, and the CPSC reports that they are aware of several "incidents." They were sold through philandteds.com, amazon.com, Target, Toys r Us, Buy Buy Baby and other retailers. The retail price was approximately $50. I was curious why the CPSC would issue an alert versus a recall (in conjunction with the company). Well, here's why:
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, despite the firm’s prior statement that it was conducting a recall 'in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.'
Not good! If you have a Phil and Teds Metoo Clip-on chair, please stop using it! I know you might have to purchase a replacement because the company is refusing to issue a recall, but a $50 chair isn't worth a head injury or an amputated finger. If you need an alternative, I used a Chicco hook on chair with both my kids and it worked wonderfully.

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