|December 18, 2000
CPSC, L. Powell Co. Announces Recall of Glider Rockers
PRODUCT: Glider Rocker - The L. Powell Co., of Culver City, Ca., is voluntarily recalling for in-home repair about 36,000 glider rockers that move back and forth using metal bearings. These are "Nostalgic Oak" Bentwood Glider Rockers with models numbers 139K, 139L, 144K and 144L. The model number is written only on the packaging. A label on the underside of these chairs reads, "Powell," and "Taiwan," and a white factory code sticker on the underside of these chairs reads "TZ." Fingerhut mail order, furniture stores and specialty shops nationwide sold these glider rockers with and without an accompanying ottoman from November 1999 to September 2000 for up to $145. Rockers sold before November 1999 are not included in this recall.
PROBLEM: These glider rockers were manufactured improperly with soft wood and with nails rather than with wood screws in the gliding joints. The glider rockers can break apart causing occupants to fall to the floor.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: L. Powell has received 44 reports of glider rockers breaking and causing consumers to fall, 12 of which involved minor injuries such as scratches and bruises.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should immediately stop using the glider rockers, and contact L. Powell to received a free repair kit to stabilize the rocker. For more information, contact L. Powell at (877) 695-8956 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Consumers were sent direct notification of this recall.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of
thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the
nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or
mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household
chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at
(301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing
to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.