|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2011
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Ross Stores Recalls Acacia Chairs Due to Fall Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Acacia chair
Units: About 1,200
Importer: Ross Stores Inc., of Pleasanton, Calif.
Hazard: The chair can collapse when weight is placed on it, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Ross has received five reports of the chair collapsing. Four minor injuries were reported.
Description: The recalled chairs have a natural finish made of acacia wood with SKU number 400058432585 or 400058432608 printed on the price tag. The price tag is white and located on the front of the seat’s chair. There are no other markings on the chair.
Sold exclusively at: Ross Stores nationwide between March 2011 and May 2011 for about $40.
Manufactured in: Vietnam
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these chairs and return them to any Ross Store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ross at (877) 455-7677 anytime or visit the Ross Stores’ website at www.rossstores.com
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