Safety warning: Irish parents are being warned to stop using these high chairs
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Irish parents are being warned to stop using the Hauck Mac Baby Deluxe high chair, as this particular model could pose a serious risk of injury and suffocation to children.
According to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC), these popular chairs pose a “serious risk” to children aged up to 36 months.
In a statement, the CCPC warns that if the harness is not used, a child could slide through the leg opening in the high chair. And if this was to happen, the child may get stuck.
“A potential risk of injury, strangulation and/or suffocation exists,” a recall notice from the Commission reads.
“If the harness is not used, there is a risk that the child may slide through the leg opening in the high chair. This could result in the child becoming stuck.”
There are several models, colours, and design variations of this high chair available, however, it is not confirmed if it has been distributed to stores in Ireland.
Still, the chair model in question is available to order online from a variety of other countries, meaning parents could have ordered the high chair online.
The Commission advises that if parents here in Ireland have this high chair, they should stop using it immediately and keep it away from any children in the household.
“If you believe that you may have purchased the affected product, discontinue use immediately and keep it away from children.
“You may wish to contact the online store from where you purchased this product to see if there are any remedies available to you,” the safety warning adds.