Note: Health Canada's press release is available here.

West Elm Recalls Folding 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: 12144

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Folding Chairs

Hazard:

The chairs can collapse during normal use, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact West Elm toll-free at (855) 262-9744 between 7 a.m. and midnight ET daily, or visit the firm's website at www.westelm.com

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Recall Details

Units

About 10,000 in the United States and 100 in Canada

Description

This recall involves West Elm solid wood and fully assembled folding chairs sold in white, red or chocolate. The chairs were sold individually and in sets of two and four. An unfolded chair measures 17-inches wide by 19-inches deep by 31-inches high. A sticker on the underside of the seat reads "West Elm."

Incidents/Injuries

West Elm has received 14 reports of collapsed, broken or cracked chairs. Two consumers have reported minor injuries after falling from a collapsed chair, medical attention was not required.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and contact West Elm for instructions on returning the product for a full refund.

Sold exclusively at

West Elm stores nationwide, the West Elm catalog and website from September 2011 to January 2012 for between $20 and $40.

Importer(s)

West Elm, a division of Williams-Sonoma Inc., of San Francisco, Calif.

Manufactured in

Malaysia