Baby chairs sold at Argos over fears tots could suffocate


BABY chairs sold at Argos have been recalled over fears they could cause tots to suffocate.

Two highchairs from the supplier Hauck have been pulled from the shelves because they do not comply with updated safety standards. 

The chairs do not meet the current safety standards

The chairs do not have a fixed crotch restraint that is separate from the main chair harness.

This means that if a child slides down between the tray and seat base, they could trap their head. 

This poses a serious risk of asphyxiation – or suffocation – according to the recall notice. 

The recall concerns the Mac Baby deluxe Pooh Tidy Time chair with the catalogue number 227/6564. 

The chair is decorated with multi-coloured stripes and a Winney the Pooh image on the chair’s back.

The Mac Baby deluxe Forest Fun is also affected, and has a catalogue number of 810/2254.

This chair is decorated with green piping and has an image of a duck and cat on the back of the chair. 

So far no injuries have been reported to the manufacturers caused by the faulty chairs but shoppers who have one are urged to stop using it immediately. 

Shoppers can return the chair to an Argos concession in a Sainsbury’s store for a full refund worth £69.99 or they can exchange it for a replacement.

A receipt will not be needed to get your money back, the notice says. 

Customers aren’t able to return the chair to a standalone Argos stores as they are currently closed nationwide under coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

For more information, you can also contact the supplier Hauck on 0808 1642689. 

Phone lines open from Monday to Thursday between 9am and 5pm and Friday between 9am and 3pm. 

In the recall notice, Hauck said: “We thank you for your cooperation and apologise for any inconvenience.”

HOAR has contacted Argos for comment. 

Earlier this week, Asda issued a recall notice for pasta ready meals for kids over fears they contain pieces of blue rubber.

More and more batches of SFC chick products sold at major supermarkets have been recalled in recent weeks over concerns of salmonella. 

In January, toys sold by the Entertainer and Mothercare were recalled over fears they could injure kids.

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