Stokke has announced it is recalling the Steps Bouncer and the Steps Newborn Set, due to a flaw with the way they attach to the Stokke Steps high chair, which poses a potential fall hazard to children.
The safety lock indicators are supposed to turn from red to green when either the Steps Bouncer or the Newborn Set are attached to the high chair.
But in some circumstances the safety indicators turn green, despite the bouncer not being properly attached to the high chair.
This means there’s a risk of the bouncer detaching from the chair, perhaps during parent or sibling interaction, and potentially posing a fall hazard for the child.
Stokke is recalling any Bouncer and Newborn Set produced between February 2014 and 21 December 2018.
How to check whether you’re affected
Both the Stokke Steps high chair and the Steps Bouncer remain safe to use individually. But you should immediately stop using them together until you have checked whether you’re affected.
You can do that by going to this page on Stokke’s website.
If you are affected, Stokke will issue you with a new chassis as replacement free of charge.
Potentially dangerous baby products
This latest safety alert from Stokke comes after we identified a potential issue with one of its cot mattresses last year.
While the Stokke Home Bed Mattress passed safety standards that were in force when it first went on sale, it failed our test that determines whether a mattress is firm enough to prevent a baby younger than six months old from being smothered if they roll onto their face while sleeping.
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