There are many consumer product recalls throughout the year. Many of the recalls involve furniture. In fact, there have been several recalls this summer involving seating furniture, i.e., stools, office chairs and gliders.
Bar Stools Recalled Due To Fall Hazard
On July 23, 2014, Pottery Barn recalled its Donovan bar stools due to a fall hazard. The bar stool footrest can break which poses a fall hazard to the user. Approximately 1,000 stools were recalled. The Donovan stools were made from mahogany wood and have a 15 inch round woven banana bark swivel seat. The stools came in 5 colors: red, mahogany, Tuscan chestnut, antique white and black. Two heights were available: 24 inches and 30 inches. SKU numbers are printed on the box. To see the specific SKU numbers, visit www.cpsc.gov.
Pottery Barn has received 26 reports of the footrest breaking. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.
The stools were sold at Pottery Barn Outlet stores nationwide, online and through the Pottery Barn catalog from March 2014 through June 2014 for between $230 and $250.
Gliders/Rocking Chair Recalled Due To Fall Hazard
In June, glider rockers made by Brooks Furniture were also recalled due to a fall hazard. About 400 gliders were recalled. The spindles in the glider base can separate while rocking, posing a fall hazard to the user. There were 29 reports of the chair’s spindles separating or loosening on the base of the glider rockers. Fortunately, no injuries were reported. The chairs were sold exclusively through Kaplan Early Learning Co. nationwide from October 2011 to December 2012 for about $390 to $540 depending on style.
Office Chairs Recalled Due To Fall Hazard
In May, Office Depot recalled its office chairs due to a fall hazard. The Gibson leather task chair's mounting plate weld can break and separate the seat from the base of the chair. This poses a dangerous fall hazards to the consumers. About 1,400,000 chairs were recalled.
Office Depot received 153 reports of the seat plate weld cracking or breaking. 25 of the 153 reports included contusions, abrasions, injuries to the head, neck and a fractured back and hip which required medical treatment.
The chairs were sold exclusively at Office Depot retail stores and online from 2003 through 2012 for about $40.
Consumers who are injured by recalled products may be able to recover financial compensation by filing personal injury lawsuits, specifically, products liability lawsuits against the manufacturers. If the chairs, stools or gliders were defective, thereby making them unsafe for consumers to sit on, manufacturers may be liable for the consumers' injuries and damages.
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