On Feb. 5, the Consumer Product Safety Commission published a recall for a children's highchair. The product, manufactured by a company called Mima, is suspected of having a design defect that reportedly allows the high chair to come loose from its base. According to the recall, the "Mima Moon 3 in 1 high chair" has the potential to injure children sitting in the device or crawling under it.
Consumers have a right to expect that toys purchased for their children will not put them at unnecessary risk of harm. Alternatively, manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers of children's toys have a duty to immediately report whenever they learn of potential safety hazards posed by their products. In fact, they are required to do that reporting to the Consumer Products Safety Commission within 24 hours.