Parents often turn to booster seats when toddlers outgrow their high chairs,
but aren’t big enough to safely sit in a regular chair. However,
both the chair and the child need to be secured in order to prevent injury.
According to the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the OXO Nest Booster Seat may pose a fall hazard. The stitching
on the restraint straps can loosen, which allows the straps to separate
from the seat.
The CPSC states that OXO has received five reports of the stitching coming
undone and releasing the straps, following a child pulling on the strap
or an adult tightening the straps. Thankfully, no injuries have been reported to date.
The recall involves approximately 25,000 booster seats in the United States.
The defective product was sold at Buybuy Baby, Toys“R”Us/Babies“R”Us
and independent specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from
September 2014 through April 2015 for about $55.
For parents who are concerned that they may be using a recalled booster
seat, the CPSC describes the recalled product as a formed plastic seat
that measures 13 inches wide by 14 inches tall by 12 inches deep and has
a grey three-point child restraint strap system. The seats were sold in
green (model 6367200), pink (model 6367300), taupe (model 6367500) and
orange (model 6367400); the OXO logo is embossed on the restraint system’s buckle.
A sticker affixed to the underside of the seat reads “Nest Booster
Seat” with the model number and manufacture date. The manufacture
date code represents the month and year in MMYY format and recalled units
have the code: 0714, 0814, 0914, 1014, 1114 or 1214.
Parents and caregivers are advised to immediately stop using the Nest booster
seats and contact OXO for a free repair kit with redesigned safety straps
and installation instructions.
If your child or someone you love has been seriously injured by a dangerous
or defective product, don’t hesitate to
contacta San Diego product liability attorney at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage for a free consultation.