GCI Outdoor Recalls to Repair Stadium Seats Due to Risk of Injury

The backrest on BleacherBack stadium seats can fail.

Recall date: December 10, 2014
Recall number: 15-046
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Stadium seats

Hazard:

The backrest can fail, posing a risk of injury.

Consumer Contact:

GCI Outdoor at (800) 956-7328 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET on Fridays or online at www.gcioutdoor.com and click on Safety Notice at the bottom of the page for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 6,000.

Description

This recall involves GCI Outdoor BleacherBack stadium seats. The seats are made of a powder-coated steel frame, a stitched fabric backrest and a fabric-covered padded bottom. The backrest has a mesh pocket on the back side. The seat bottom has a strap that runs from one side through two D rings on the upper part of the backrest and back down to the other side. The strap has a yellow buckle. The backrest and seat bottoms were sold in the colors black, green, maroon, navy blue, red and royal blue. When open, the seats measure 16 inches wide x 12 inches deep x 17.5 inches high. The backrest folds forward to a height of 4 inches.

 

Recalled stadium seats have the following purchase order (PO) numbers: 

 

41223, 41269, 41273,
41332, 41348, 41367, 41371, 41371, 41379, 41380, 41390
41401
41515, 41520, 41537, 41538, 41539, 41540, 41541, 41542
41627, 41628, 41629, 41630, 41631, 41632, 41633, 41634, 41635, 41636, 41639
41640, 41641, 41642, 41643, 41644, 41645, 41646, 41647, 41648, 41649, 41668
41715, 41716, 41717, 41718,

 

The PO number is on a small white tag under the product information label sewn onto the back of the chair inside the pocket.  

Incidents/Injuries

GCI Outdoor has received a report of one incident where backrest support failed and the consumer fell to the ground from the top of a 4-foot tall bleacher and suffered neck and back injuries.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled stadium chairs and contact GCI Outdoor for a free strap repair kit that includes installation instructions, an additional safety strap and a new warning sticker.

Sold at

Academy Sports + Outdoors, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sports Authority and other sporting goods retailers nationwide and online at GCIoutdoor.com and other online retailers from January 2013 to August 2014 for about $25.

Manufactured in

China

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