Nearly 85,000 Highchairs Recalled After Reports of Dozens of Falls
September 8, 2023
Almost 85,000 highchairs have been recalled after two dozen reports of children falling from the chairs surfaced, raising alarm bells for the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. TOMY International Inc. is recalling about 83,000 of its Boon Flair and Flair Elite Highchairs sold in the U.S., while another 2,850 have been recalled in Canada, according to a recall report from the CPSC.
The specific hazard cited by the report involves “the bolts used to secure the seat of the recalled highchair to the pedestal base.” They can “become loose and allow the seat to detach, posing a fall hazard.”
The Boon Flair highchair recall involves highchairs manufactured before September 2016, and all Boon Flair Elite highchairs.
Defective Highchairs Result in Injuries
Sadly, TOMY has received 34 reports of the chair separating from the base. That includes 24 falls resulting in 11 injuries like bruising or scratches, the CPSC reported.
The highchairs involved in the recall include ones sold both in person and online through retailers like Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Toys ‘R’ Us, Amazon, and Walmart, TOMY and the CPSC noted. The Flair Elite was sold from 2008 to 2009, while the Flair models were sold from January 2008 through February 2017, and all of the recalled highchairs were made in China before 2016.
The CPSC recall report for TOMY Boon Flair and Flair Elite highchairs includes all model numbers that are impacted and a description of each model by color.
What Should I Do if I Have a Recalled Highchair?
If your highchair is one of the products included in the Boon Flair highchair recall, the Commission noted that consumers should, “Stop using the recalled highchairs immediately and contact TOMY for a free repair kit. Consumers will receive a set of bolts and split and flat washers to repair the recalled highchair.”
According to a TOMY recall notice, consumers do not need to worry about returning the highchair. However, “parents and caregivers are urged to identify whether or not they have a recalled highchair,” the notice continued.
“We want to ensure that your child has only the safest products we can offer and will work to remedy this situation promptly — with your child’s safety and your trust in mind,” the TOMY statement read.
Call Phillips Law Group for Assistance
If your child was injured after using a Boon Flair and Flair Elite Highchair, the team at Phillips Law Group may be able to help.
If you previously purchased one of the recalled highchairs and your child got hurt using it, you may have legal options. At Phillips Law Group, we have recovered more than $1 billion on behalf of our clients, and have helped countless defective product victims over our nearly 30 years of representing injury victims.
Our experienced defective products team can offer a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your unique circumstances. Every day, our attorneys work to defend the rights of our clients and to seek justice for them, particularly in cases of injury due to the negligence of others or as a result of using a faulty or dangerous product.
There are no upfront fees involved in your first consultation and our defective product attorneys do not get paid unless you get paid. If your child was harmed after using one of these recalled highchairs, please don’t hesitate to contact us by giving us a call or filling out the form on this page to see how the team at Phillips Law Group can assist you.
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