When a person sits in one of these chairs placed on a polished or smooth surface, such as in a retail store or on a deck or patio, the chair's rear legs may spread beyond normal range, break, and cause the chair to collapse.
white, molded plastic "Maui Plastic Patio Chairs" model 1025.
Consumers owning this molded plastic chair should stop using the chair and contact Gracious Living's parts department at 1-800-465-5660. Gracious Living will arrange to have the chairs picked up free of charge and will reimburse consumers for their purchase price.
Gracious Living is aware of at least 11 chair collapses that involved eleven known injuries to backs, shoulder, heads, and elbows. As a result of these accidents, Gracious Living discontinued the sale of this chair in June 1992.
The Maui Plastic Patio Chairs model 1025 were sold in the United States from February 18, 1992 to June 15, 1992 through two retailers, F.W. Woolworth and Jamesway.
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