The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging consumers to immediately stop using certain Phil & Ted's Metoo clip-on chairs as they pose risk of serious injury due to multiple safety hazards. Read more below to see which products are included in the alert.
Consumers are warned to stop using the model of the chair that does not have plastic spacers between the table clamps and front horizontal metal bar, although models with spacers are now under evaluation. The CPSC has received numerous reports of injuries and has stated the following:
The company (Phil & Teds USA Inc) has refused to agree to a national recall of their hazardous product that is acceptable to CPSC. The company has offered a repair kit consisting of rubber boots to place on the upper clamp grips of the chairs. Consumers should be aware that CPSC has not approved a repair kit for this product, despite the firm's prior statement that it was conducting a recall "in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission."
Please see the statement at CPSC.gov for further information and photos of the product in question.