Ikea recalls high chairsAlmost 1,000 affected by potential safety issue

07 March 2008

Gulliver high chair

Swedish furniture chain Ikea is recalling more than 900 high chairs after the discovery of a safety issue.

The move follows a report from a customer in Germany that the crotch restraint preventing a child from slipping out of the Gulliver high chair had come loose.

Ikea now wants customers who bought a Gulliver high chair in January or February this year to return it to an Ikea branch for a replacement.

The company, which sold 930 Gulliver high chairs at its 17 UK stores during January and February, said human error during production was behind the problem.

Ikea logo

The high chair is marked underneath the seat with a four digit date stamp, a five digit supplier number, the Ikea logo and the country of manufacture.

The affected date stamps are 0801, 0802, 0803, 0804, 0805, 0806, 0807 and 0808, and they were produced by supplier number 13755.

No other date stamps or high chairs are affected.

Ikea says any customers worried that their high chair is affected can take it to their local store.