The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and phil&teds issued a recall on 54,000 “metoo” Clip-on Chairs (the very same chairs that were subject to a product safety alert originally issued in May 2011). The reason for this recall? Missing or worn clamp pads allow the chairs to detach from a variety of different table surfaces, posing a fall hazard. In addition, when the chair detaches, children’s fingers can be caught between the bar and clamping mechanism, posing an amputation hazard. Also, user instructions for the chairs are inadequate, increasing the likelihood of consumer misuse. So far, phil&teds and CPSC have […] Continue reading →

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning against Phil & Teds “Metoo” clip-on table top chairs, as they put young children at risk of serious injury due to multiple safety hazards and has recommended that consumers stop using the chairs immediately. The chairs are sold in three colors – red, black and navy – and feature a nylon fabric seat and a metal frame that clamps onto tables using two metal vise clamps. The upper part of each clamp rests on the table top and has either a rubber clamp pad on its underside or a rubber boot […] Continue reading →