Urgent recall for popular high chairs over fears children could be injured

Childcare Pod Timber High Chair and the Childcare Coda Highchair
Childcare Pod Timber High Chair and the Childcare Coda Highchair Photo: Product Safety Australia

There has been an urgent recall for three popular high chairs, due to defects in the plastic casing at the top of the chair leg, that could cause it to become unstable and collapse.

The popular chairs, made by CNP Brands, are sold at multiple stores across Australia, including Baby Bunting, Big W and Target.

The national recall notice, issued by Product Safety Australia states: "The plastic casing at the top of the high chair leg may develop cracks or break, which may lead to the chair legs twisting and can impact on the strength and stability of the chairs legs.

"The casing is prone to cracking or breaking, which could result in the chair collapsing, increasing the risk of injury to small children."

The affected models are:

  • Bebecare Pod Nui High Chair, 
  • Childcare Pod High Chair and the
  • Childcare Coda High Chair
Childcare Coda High Chair and the Bebecare Pod Nui High Chair

Childcare Coda High Chair and the Bebecare Pod Nui High Chair Photo: Product Safety Australia

The chairs were available for purchase between January 13, 2016, and November 2, 2018, from Big W, Baby Bunting, Target, Amazon, catch.com.au and Baby Junction.

Anyone with the affected product is being told to "stop using the chair immediately and check if the product is affected by reviewing the product details beside the barcode, which is located under the plastic seat of the high chair."

If the chair has been affected, a supportive crossbrace kit designed to strengthen the structure of the high chair and prevent twisting of the chair legs will be sent to the consumer, with installation instructions, at no cost, once they register at www.safetymatterscnp.com.au.

For more information, please visit the Product Safety website.