Monday, March 30, 2009

Fisher Price Recalls 3 in 1 High Chair

Fisher Price had yet again joined the bandwagon of companies that ordered recalls of their own products from the market. The recall was prompted by a report of a child who sustained a skull injury in an accident using the company’s high chair product.

The Fisher Price 3 in 1 high chair had been recalled due to its faulty features. The seat descends or leans backwards from its high chair frame when the booster seat button is released while the child is still seated. Moreover, the seat back can separate if not fully snapped in place. These features pose great fall hazard to young children.

The company voluntarily ordered the recall of all Mexico-manufactured high chairs which were sold exclusively at Target for $100.

Authorities advised consumers especially those who already purchased one to stop using the product immediately.

Products intended for children must be checked and scrutinized before they are sold. As young children are oblivious to dangers, they are the ones most likely to get hurt. Otherwise, manufacturers, distributors, and sellers can be held liable for injuries and harm caused by defective products under product liability.

In addition, parents must also ensure that all products being used, eaten or consumed by their children are manufactured by companies which have high regard for safety.