Clek Recalls Thousands of Car Seats Due to Potential Choking Hazard
Clek Inc. is recalling more than 150,000 Foonf and Fllo convertible car seats. The foam padding may become a choking hazard for young children.
"Clek has determined that it is possible for a child to place their fingers through the crotch buckle opening and pick at the foam seat cushion on the subject car seats," states the recall notice. "After repeated picking, a child may be able to remove small pieces of Expanded Polypropylene (EPP) foam and put the small pieces into their mouth, posing a potential choking hazard and increasing the risk of injury."
The affected models were manufactured prior to May 21, 2021 and have the following model names and numbers:
Clek Foonf Model Names: FO12, FO14, FO15, FO16, FO17, FO18, FO19
Clek Fllo Model Names: FL15, FL16, FL17, FL18, FL19
It's important to note that this issue doesn't affect the effectiveness of the seat, meaning the child restraint system will still protect the occupant[s] in the event of a motor vehicle crash. Also, the foam is non-toxic if ingested, and it doesn't have sharp edges.
Registered owners will notified of the issue and be given instructions on how to obtain their free repair kit—which will include a molded plastic insert that prevents access to the foam—sometime this month. Non-registered owners and/or any parent or caregiver with additional questions should contact Clek directly at (866) 656-2462. You can also contact Clek through email (email@example.com) or their website.