Back in January, Skip*Hop issued a voluntary recall of certain models of their popular 'TUO' High Chairs. At the time, nearly 8,000 chairs were identified as being possibly defective. Now, the company has expanded the recall to include 32,000 additional high chairs “sold in the United States, and an additional 8,600 purchased in Canada. The chairs were also sold in Australia and Mexico.”
In the first recall, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported, "Skip Hop has received 59 reports of the legs of the high chairs detaching, including eight reported injuries that resulted in a lip cut and bruises to children." Skip Hop expanded the recall to more model numbers after receiving 17 reports of the legs of the high chairs detaching.
The initial recall impacted grey chairs purchased between December 2016 and September 2017, but the expanded recall impacts charcoal grey models (style number 304200) and versions of the high chair in a silver and white with clouds design (style number 304201) purchased between June 2017 and December 2018.
The high chairs included in the latest recall were sold at numerous retailers including Babies "R" Us, Buy Buy Baby, Dillards, Kohls, and Target. In addition, thousands of units were online by Amazon and SKiphop.com. Models affected are those sold between June 2017 and December 2018.
The date codes of the recalled products can be found on the back of the item above the ‘warning’ information. Look for the following codes:
HH5/2017, HH6/2017, HH7/2017, HH8/2017, HH9/2017, HH092717, HH030518, HH05182018, HH05312018, HH092917, HH010518
The company has issued instructions for getting a refund of defective merchandise. “We encourage consumers with [an] affected product to immediately stop using the product.
"Consumers can find more information about this expanded recall by clicking on our website www.skiphoprecall.com, emailing our customer service team at firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling 888-282-4674 from Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST."