The American safety watchdog has issued a warning about a Phil and Teds Metoo clip-on high chair.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says that the chairs can detach when children move around or use their feet to push against other objects. There is then a danger of the child falling, it says.
The highchairs affected are only those made before March 2010 – you can check if yours is one of the affected high chairs as the older model has no black rubber socks on the clamps. Phil and Teds Metoos made after this date are unaffected.
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Phil and Teds safety kits
Phil and Teds expressed surprise at the warning, as in February it voluntarily offered a worldwide upgrade to the Metoo – a safety kit made up of rubberised table clamp socks. It says this reduces the risk of some users inadequately attaching a Metoo.
If you own the a pre-March 2010 version of the Metoo you should get in touch with Phil and Teds to get an upgrade kit.
The CPSC said it had not approved the kit but Phil and Teds says it is certified safe and adheres to safety standards.
A statement on the Phil and Teds’ website claims: ‘Contrary to comments made in the CPSC release, Phil and Teds has sought CPSC approval of a recall to repair kit where the “socks” were to be included as part of the replacement kit and will continue to work to secure their approval of replacement parts in the U.S.’