Over 150,000 of Ikea’s children’s ANTILOP high chairs have been recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The ANTILOP’s restraint buckle poses a hazard as it can release unexpectedly. Reports of such failures presenting a dangerous fall hazard prompted the recall. Three of the eight reports claimed injuries to children who fell from the high chair. The ANTILOP comes in red, blue and white with detachable silver matted metal legs.
The subject chairs were sold worldwide – the government has recommended that consumers no longer use these highchairs.
Many tragic deaths and serious injuries could be avoided if designers and manufacturers were more attentive to issues of preventive engineering and consumer education. Too often, such companies spend millions of dollars on self-serving public relations campaigns, rather than proper safety testing and design to better protect consumers who use their products.
If you or a family member have suffered serious personal injuries as the result of using a defective product, contact the law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. Call (617) 742-1900 in the Boston area, or for clients in greater Massachusetts, New England, or other states across the U.S., call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732.