FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

August 2, 1996

 

Release # 96-180


WASHINGTON, D.C. - CPSC, Global Industries, Inc. of Marlton, N.J., is announcing a program to replace the bases on approximately 7,000 Executive Hi-back Tilter Chairs. If consumers lean far forward in the chair, it may tip over.

Global Industries and CPSC are not aware of any injuries associated with the chairs.

The executive-style chair, model number 3990, measures approximately 40 inches high. The chair has a gray nylon fabric cover and black plastic arms.

Office Depot stores sold the chairs nationwide from April 1994 to October 1, 1995 for approximately $300. Chairs purchased after October 1, 1995 are not involved in this program.

The program will replace the existing base with a new, larger base to add stability and guard against the possibility of front tipover.

Consumers who own Executive Hi-back Tilter Chairs should call toll-free 1-888-CHAIRS-8 (242-4778). Global Industries will send consumers a new, larger base at no charge. To determine if their chairs are subject to this repair program, or for more information, consumers should call Global Industries.

CPSC and Global Industries were alerted to this tipover issue by Consumers Union.