Ikea high chair safety alert after three children fallChildren injured after falling from Antilop high chair
05 January 2012
Ikea has issued a safety alert after a fault was identified with the belt on its Antilop high chair.
Three children have fallen from the high chair after the belt opened while the high chair was in use. The children have suffered minor injuries and Ikea says it has received eight reports of the belt opening.
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Ikea high chair safety problem
The Ikea Antilop high chair is made from brightly-coloured plastic and currently costs £10.99 on the Ikea website.
Ikea says the safety issue affects the following models.
- Antilop highchairs from supplier #17389.
- Antilop highchairs with production dates between 0607 (July 2006) and 0911 (November 2009).
The supplier number and production dates are embedded into the underside of the highchair seat (see picture, right). The production dates are displayed in a clock format, with one showing the year and another showing the month of production.
What to do if you own an affected Ikea high chair
If you own an affected Antilop high chair visit an Ikea store or contact Ikea customer services on 0845 358 3364. High chair owners will be issued with a replacement belt free of charge.
Which? baby product expert Victoria Pearson said: ‘The extremely low price of this high chair will have tempted many parents to pick one up as an impulse purchase. But it is important that parents take safety into consideration as well as price when choosing baby equipment.
‘For high chairs which have passed our exacting safety standards, check out our high chair reviews. We’ll have a new batch of the latest high chair reviews online by the end of March.’