High Chairs Recalled in the U.S. and Canada

Federal product regulators have noted that more than 85,000 high chairs were being recalled in the U.S. and in Canada after almost a dozen children suffered injuries caused by falling out of them. The chairs are products of TOMY International and involves the Boon Flair and Flair Elite Highchairs. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, 83,000 were sold in the U.S. and 2,850 were sold in Canda.

Figure 1: Recalled Boon Flair Highchair (model B704). Photo credit: www.CPSC.gov.

The high chairs are a safety hazard. According to the safety commission, TOMY has received 34 reports of the chair separating from the base, which caused 24 falls; 11 children sustained injuries such as bruising and scratches. The safety commission noted, “The bolts used to secure the seat of the recalled highchair to the pedestal base can become loose and allow the seat to detach, posing a fall hazard.” The high chairs were manufactured before September 2016; the recalled high chairs were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Target and Toys ‘R’ Us. They were sold online at Amazon, Target, Walmart, and Bed Bath & Beyond. The Flair Elite was sold from 2008 to 2009 and the Flair models were sold from January 2008 through February 2017.

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