Office Depot Recalls Desk Chairs Due to Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.

Recall date: April 05, 2012
Recall number: 12-146
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Office Depot® Brand Biella Leather Desk Chairs

Hazard:

The weld connecting the seat plate to the gas lift can fail, causing the chair to separate from the base. This poses a fall hazard to consumers.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Office Depot’s recall hotline toll-free at (866) 403-3763 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.officedepot.com

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Recall Details

Units

307,000 in the United States and 12,000 in Canada

Description

This recall involves Office Depot® brand leather desk chairs. The mid-back height leather chairs were sold in black and have SKU number 130548. “REG. No. PA-25498 (CN)” and “Made in China” are printed on a label located on the underside of the seat.

Incidents/Injuries

Office Depot has received 11 reports of the chairs breaking and consumers falling while seated, resulting in reports of injuries, including minor contusions and abrasions.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the chairs and contact Office Depot’s recall hotline to receive a $55 store card that may be used for a replacement chair or other store merchandise.

Sold exclusively at

Office Depot retail stores nationwide and online at www.OfficeDepot.com from January 2002 through December 2008 for about $55.

Manufacturer(s)

Wonderful Year Inc., of China

Importer(s)

Office Depot, Inc., of Boca Raton, Fla.

Manufactured in

China