Ikea recalls Leopard high chair after child hurt Safety concern trigger Ikea high chair recall

23 December 2009

Ikea Leopard High Chair

Ikea has recalled its Leopard high chair after parents reported problems with the plastic fasteners that secure the seat to its frame.

Ikea has received 11 reports of broken snap locks on the Leopard high chair, which was launched globally in October.

If the snap locks break, the seat can drop through the frame, and in one reported incident a child suffered bruised legs after falling through the frame.

Ikea Leopard high chair advice

If you own a Leopard high chair you should stop using it immediately and return it to Ikea to receive a full refund.

Ikea told Which? that it had sold sold 398 Leopard high chairs in the UK since the product was launched.

A recent Which? test of high chairs found five full size high chair Best Buys starting at just £60. To find out which products performed well in our safety tests, and were also a hit with parents, read our full high chair review. 

Broken locks

The incident in which the child fell through the chair, and another, in which a child put a broken snap lock in their mouth (the parents removed it) occurred in Sweden. There have been no similar problems reported in the UK.

Lizzy Ruffles, Which? high chair expert, said: ‘Not all shops and manufacturers are as prompt at issuing recalls. It’s good to see Ikea acting before a child is seriously injured.'

Ikea high chair returns

In the week before Christmas many parents and carers will find it difficult to find time to return to a large out of town store such as Ikea.

An Ikea spokesperson told us: ‘We understand that the timing of this recall is unfortunate however, we would still urge customers to stop using this product immediately.'

For more information about the Leopard recall see the Ikea website or call 0845 358 3364.

If you’d like to replace your Leopard with a Which? Best Buy read our full high chair review. 

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