Office Depot Recalls Gibson Leather Task Chairs Due to Fall Hazard

The mounting plate weld can break and separate the seat from the base of the chair, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: May 22, 2014
Recall number: 14-188
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Office Depot® Gibson Leather Task Chairs

Hazard:

The mounting plate weld can break and separate the seat from the base of the chair, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Consumer Contact:

Office Depot toll-free at (866) 403-3763 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.officedepot.com and select Recall Notices under “Customer Service” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 1,400,000

Description

This recall involves Office Depot® Gibson Leather Task Chairs. The black, armless, adjustable chairs have a black base with five wheels. The affected chairs have the SKU number 105479 and the registration numbers PA 27248 (CN), PA 25498 (CN), PA 25276 (HK) or CA 35181 (RC) that can be found next to the words “Made in China” which is printed on a label located on the underside of the seats.

Incidents/Injuries

Office Depot has received about 153 reports of the seat plate weld cracking or breaking, including 25 reports of contusions, abrasions and reports of injuries to the head, neck and a fractured back and hip which required medical attention.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the chairs and return them to any Office Depot store location for a $55 store merchandise credit

Sold exclusively at

Office Depot retail stores and online from 2003 through 2012 for about $40.

Importer

Office Depot, Inc., of Boca Raton, Fla. and by Swinton Avenue Trading, a division of Office Depot, Inc., formerly of Delray Beach, Fla.

Manufacturers

Victory Land Ent. Co., Ltd., of Taiwan and Wonderful Year Co., Ltd; China Power Flamingo Ltd.; and Anji Wanan Furniture Co., Ltd. of China.

Manufactured in

China

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