IKEA has received 11 reports worldwide of failing snap locks,
including one report of a child falling through the frame and
suffering bruised legs. No incidents have been reported in the
United States.


WASHINGTON -

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with IKEA Home Furnishings of Conshokocken, PA, announced a voluntary recall of approximately 600 LEOPARD highchairs.

According to CPSC, the snap locks used to secure the seat to the frame can break and allow the seat and child to drop through the frame, posing a fall hazard to young children. Detached snap locks can pose a choking hazard to young children.

IKEA has received 11 reports worldwide of failing snap locks, including one report of a child falling through the frame and suffering bruised legs. In addition, the firm has one report of a child mouthing a detached snap lock. No incidents have been reported in the United States.

The highchairs were made in Italy and sold exclusively at IKEA stores nationwide from October 2009 through November 2009 for about $60.

CPSC said consumers should immediately stop using the highchairs and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund.

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