The Consumer Product Safety Commission recently reported that children could suffer serous injures if they are placed in a Metoo clip-on table-top chair. Roughly a dozen children have been hurt due to the defective clip-on chairs, according to the Virginian-Pilot.
What is the problem with these chairs? Well, the metal clamps that attach to the table tops can easily come loose causing children to fall to the ground or have their fingers crushed when the chairs partially detach.
If that wasn't bad enough, the company which manufactured these defective clip-on chairs, phil&teds USA, Inc., refused to agree to a national recall that was acceptable to the CPSC, according to the Associated Press.
However, the company is offering rubberized grips to cover the defective chair's clamps, but a spokesman for the CPSC said the grips will not jeep children safe in the seats.
"We believe the company needs to come up with a free remedy that will prevent children from falling or having an amputation hazard if one side of the chair detaches," said the CPSC spokesman, according to the AP article.
Restaurants in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake and the rest of Virginia should be mindful of the CPSC's warnings and remove these clip-on chairs from their establishment.
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