169,000 infant high chairs sold at IKEA have been recalled from the U.S. and Canada
133, 000 US. and 36,000 Canadian IKEA ANTILOP high chairs have been recalled due to seat restraint safety concerns. There have been eight reports in which young children sustained minor injuries after the safety belt unexpectedly opened on its own. The high chairs, which come in blue, white or red, were manufactured in China between July 2006 and November 2009.
These high chairs were sold at IKEA January 2010 and prior, so it’s important to check the underside of the seat to determine if the model and supplier number, along with the manufacturer date which will determine whether the chair is presumed to be safe or if it’s been recalled. IKEA is still selling this model, however, no injuries have been reported from models manufactured after November 2009 and sold after February of 2011.
Recalled model numbers include: 701.467.92 / 501.467.93 / 300.697.24
If you have one of these high chairs, the consumer product and safety commission suggests calling IKEA to get a free replacement seat restraint and not using the chair until the new restraint is installed.