The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on August 17, 2011 announced a voluntary recall of the “metoo” Clip-on Chair manufactured by phil&teds USA Inc, of Fort Collins, Co. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Missing or worn clamp pads allow the chairs to detach from a variety of different table surfaces, posing a fall hazard. In addition, when the chair detaches, childrens’ fingers can be caught between the bar and clamping mechanism, posing an amputation hazard. Also, user instructions for the chairs are inadequate, increasing the likelihood of consumer misuse.
Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact the company to receive a free repair kit and revised user instructions. Consumers who previously received a repair kit with only rubber boots should also stop using the chair and contact the company for the new repair kit.
This is yet another example of a product intended for use by children that is not properly tested before reaching the marketplace. Holding manufacturers responsible for these type of hazards will prevent such injuries in the future.