High chairs are intended to keep children safe and secure while they eat.
Yet more than 7,000 children under age five are treated for highchair-related
injuries in hospital emergency rooms every year.
In some cases, defects in the design or manufacturing of the high chair
can put children at risk. Most recently, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission announced the recall of 2,800 Dream On Me “Dinah”
According to the
CPSC, the leg or side opening of the chair can allow a child’s body to
pass through and become entrapped at the neck or fall from the chair.
This poses a strangulation and fall hazard to young children. Thankfully,
no injuries have been reported to date.
For parents who are concerned that they may own the defective high chairs,
they were sold at Walmart.com and Amazon.com from November 2012 to November
2013. They are made with a steel, powder coated tubing open-framed base
with white plastic foot grips and black with white trim or red with white
trim fabric seats. The chair has a white plastic tray, plastic footrest
and a white fabric five-point adjustable safety strap. “Dream On
Me” is printed on a label attached to the front of the tray. There
is a color-coordinated black and white or red and white fabric storage
bin attached to the bottom of the chair legs.
Due to the risk of injury, parents should immediately stop using the recalled
high chairs and contact Dream On Me to receive a free repair kit.