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Leckey, a supplier of specialist paediatric products, has issued an urgent field safety notice for its height-adjustable Firefly Floorsitters supplied before 31st January 2018.

Issued by James Leckey Design, the notice is aimed at users, carers, parents, healthcare professionals and distribution partners, and applies to the Firefly GoTo seat and Firefly Splashy bath seat.

Products affected:

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Product Name Product Code Serial Number Range Date of Manufacture
Firefly Splashy All codes beginning 176 LEC/178486 to
1st November 2016 to 31st January 2018
Firefly GoTo Seat All codes beginning 167 and including letter ‘F’ in code LEC/189092 to
1st May 2017 to 31st January 2018

These two seats attach to Leckey’s height-adjustable Floorsitters via two latches which click into position. One latch is located on the Floorsitter base, whilst the second latch is located on the recline arm of the Floorsitter.

Leckey has received numerous reports about broken latches on the Floorsitter, which could cause the back of the seat of the Splashy or GoTo to collapse rapidly.

Although Leckey says that all reported breakages have been followed up and there have been no reported injuries, the company says that such a breakage has the potential to cause a serious injury. With this in mind, Leckey has decided to perform a Field Safety Corrective Action to keep users safe and prevent any injuries from occurring.

The company is now rolling out a solution to eliminate the risk of user injury, which involves replacing both latches on the Floorsitter with an improved and more robust design.

Leckey says that these new latches have been tested and will be sent to all affected clients alongside simple retro-fit instructions during October 2019.

Apologising for any inconvenience caused by its safety notice, Leckey encourages people to contact its customer service centre for clarification or complete and return the online form via the contact details below

Contact reference person: Ian Latimer, Head of Sales & Business Development, Firefly by Leckey, 19C Ballinderry Road, Lisburn, N. Ireland, UK. +44 (0)28 9260 0750, ian.latimer@fireflyfriends.com

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