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Swedish retailer IKEA recalls baby-chair safety belts after some children fell out of seats

01/05/2012 04:45 EST | Updated 03/05/2012 05:12 EST
STOCKHOLM - Swedish home furnishings firm IKEA is recalling safety belts for some 1.2 million highchairs after some children fell out of their seats when buckles unexpectedly opened.

IKEA spokeswoman Ylva Magnusson says her company has received eight incident reports regarding the belt buckle on the ANTILOP high chair. Three children ended up with minor injuries.

The chairs have been sold in 46 countries and concerns those made by a specific Chinese manufacturer, with supplier number 17389, between July 2007 and November 2009.

Customers are advised to contact IKEA for an exchange, or a refund, if they have bought the faulty product.

Magnusson says the greatest amount have been sold in Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden.