FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

June 5, 1996

 

Release # 96-141


WASHINGTON, D.C. - CPSC, Thayer Coggin Inc. of High Point, N.C., is recalling approximately 1,100 chairs, recliners, couches, and settees. The furniture may break and injure consumers if it collapses.

Thayer Coggin has received one report of its Sency model chair breaking and one report of its Premier model recliner breaking. The company also is aware of three reports of people who received cuts requiring stitches from the sharp edges underneath its Kingsley model recliner.

Thayer Coggin and commercial furniture dealers sold the chairs, recliners, couches, and settees primarily for institutional use in hospital and medical waiting rooms and reception areas. The following furniture is involved in this recall:

Name Description Model Numbers/Items Price Dates Sold
Signature Collection wood frame furniture model 5415 chairs
models 5416 and 6161 loveseats
model 5417 sofas
model 6160 chairs, gang seating
$1,400-1,600
$1,800-2,100
$3,700-4,100
$4,300-4,500
1993-95
Sency metal frame chairs models 1039 stacking chairs $420 1995
Forte metal frame furniture model 1091-2S settees $1,500-1,700 1994-95
Premier I and II recliner chairs model 1095 (on casters only)
model 1045W Forte Wallsaver (on casters only)
$1,900-2,200 1994-95
Kingsley recliner chair models 1015 and 5045 $1,800-2,375 1993-96



Problems associated with the above brands of recalled furniture are as follows: Signature wood frame furniture can loosen, becoming shaky if the furniture's arm structure weakens; Sency metal frame chairs have defective welds causing the legs to bend; Forte metal frame furniture has a metal support piece that can bend out of shape; Premier recliners have a metal support bar that could bend out of shape if the footrest is improperly pressed down by someone other than the person sitting in the chair; and Kingsley recliners have sharp edges under the footrest that have cut three people who were reaching under the footrests, contrary to manufacturer's instructions.

Offices and institutions should remove the furniture and call Thayer Coggin to arrange for a free repair or, if necessary, replacement. For more information about this recall, consumers should call Thayer Coggin at (910) 841-6000 or write to the company at 230 South Road, High Point, N.C. 27262.