Posted on Sep 09, 2011

August 25, 2011 - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) publicized Phil&Ted's recall of their Metoo Clip-on chair for children due to missing or worn down clamp pads that could result in serious injuries. Speak with a Kirkwood personal injury lawyer if your child has been injured because of a faulty product.

Phil&Ted's is recalling 54,000 Metoo clip-on highchairs with missing or damaged clamp pads that allow the chairs to easily detach, increasing the risk of falls.

The chairs being recalled, which were designed to clamp onto tables using a pair of metal vise clamps, are missing the black spacers that are meant to be positioned between the bar and the clamps.

Additionally, children's fingers can get wedged between the bar and clamping device, which creates an amputation hazard. Another factor in the recall is the inadequacy of the manufacturer's user instructions, which may lead to consumer misuse.

The chairs being recalled were manufactured in China and sold between May 2006 and May 2011.
To date, 19 cases of injury have been reported to the CPSC, and consumers are advised to stop using the product immediately.

Owners of the product can call Phil&Teds to receive a complimentary repair kit and updated user instructions at 1-855-652-9019. If your child has already experienced an injury due to a faulty product, you'll want to also call a Kirkwood personal injury lawyer about proceeding with your Missouri defective product case.

Contact a Kirkwood Personal Injury Attorney

When a defective product causes serious injury or death, the liable party needs to be held accountable for their negligence. Filing a Missouri product liability claim is no easy feat, but with the help of a Kirkwood defective product attorney, you can feel confident knowing your case is in good hands, while you focus on your recovery and getting your life back on track. To get started with determining if you have a viable defective product case, contact the Missouri product liability team at Bollwerk & Tatlow, LLC - 314-315-8111.