According to CPSC Nursery Product reports, there have been at least 11,700 high chair related injuries among children under the age of 5 since 2009. Babies can slide downward in the highchair seat and strangle when their heads are caught on the trays or waist belt and crotch strap. On average, two children die each year in high chairs.
Since 2007, more than 3.1 million high chairs have been recalled.
A recall or a corrective action has been issued for highchairs and booster seats for various reasons including:
- Risk of falling due to restraint bar failure
- Plastic joints that can crack and cause the product to collapse in use
- Leg strap that could be pulled through enabling a child to fall
- Belt sets that cannot be tightly secured
- Inadequate fit between the seat and base, allowing the seat to slip or fall