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Ikea recalls all Leopard children's high chairs

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has issued a press release today to call for all Leopard children’s high chairs to be returned.

Customers who have the high chair are advised to stop using it immediately and return the seat and frame back to the Exchange & Returns Counter at IKEA, Alexandra or Tampines outlets.

Upon doing so, customers will receive a full refund for item(s) returned.

This recall comes after Ikea received eleven reports on security risks of the seat due to broken snap locks.

A total of 5,474 high chairs of the Leopard model, which have been sold globally, are now being recalled as of Tuesday, reported AFP.

Snap locks that secure the seat to the frame can break, making it possible for the seat to drop through the frame. Children can suffer injury to the head and other parts of the body from falls and detached snap locks pose a choking hazard to children.

In one incident seat with child dropped through the frame and the child suffered bruised legs.

In a second incident a detached snap lock was found in a child’s mouth but was removed before choking occurred.

No further incidents or injuries have been reported.

Exchange & Returns Counter in IKEA Alexandra is located on Level 1; at IKEA Tampines, the counter is on Level 3. 

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