Stokke, a Norwegian furniture company, is voluntarily recalling hundreds of high chairs sold at Walmart and Target after reports of children falling out and suffering injuries.
According to an alert issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the white plastic seat on the high chairs could break, potentially posing a falling hazard. So far, there have been six reports of the seat breaking and two reports of injuries.
Details of the Recalled High Chairs
The recall affects only Stokke Clikk chairs that are white. The recalled high chair has a white-modeled plastic seat and a footrest with wooden legs. The item and serial number are printed on a label under the seat of the high chair. The recalled chairs were manufactured between Dec. 16-18, 2020, and have Stokke Clikk High Chair on the label.
The high chairs were sold at Walmart, Target, Buy Buy Baby, and other children’s stores nationwide for around $180 each. In addition, there were sold online at stokke.com and amazon.com from January through June 2021.
Stokke is urging consumers to stop using these high chairs right away and contact them for a free replacement. Customers will also receive a free replacement Clikk high chair in white after confirming their item is included in the recall and registering it on the manufacturer’s website. For more information, call Stokke at 877-978-6552 or email them at [email protected].
Defective Nursery Products
CPSC’s statistics show that in 2018, there were an estimated 59,000 emergency department-treated injuries associated with nursery products among children under the age of 5. High chairs, strollers, cribs/mattresses, and infant carriers were associated with 66% of the total estimated injuries. Falls were the leading cause of injury and the head, followed by the face, was the body part injured most frequently. A diagnosis of internal organ injury, contusion/abrasion, or laceration was associated with a majority of the injuries.
When a dangerous or defective product causes serious injury or death, victims or families of deceased victims have rights. Injured victims can file a product liability claim against the manufacturer seeking compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, permanent injury, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Families of deceased victims can file a wrongful death claim seeking damages as well. An experienced product defect lawyer will be able to advise victims or families in such cases regarding their legal rights and options.