|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 17, 2000
Release # 00-166b
|Company Phone Number: (800) 654-7000
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contacts: Ken Giles/Yolanda Fultz-Morris, (301) 504-7052/1219
View Recall #00-166a
Swivel Rocker Chairs Recalled by Tropitone Furniture
PRODUCT: Swivel Rocker Chairs - Tropitone Furniture Co., of Irvine, Calif. is voluntarily recalling about 1,440 Echo swivel rocker chairs. The chairs have oval-shaped arms and are sold in two styles. Chairs with model number 189930 have cushion seats. Chairs with model number 199930 have sling fabric seats. Both models were sold in various solid colors and print fabrics. The chair frames have six color finishes: aged pewter, aluminum, chrome, golden bronze, heron blue, and textured ebony. Outdoor/patio furniture stores nationwide sold the chairs from January 2000 through May 2000 for between $250 and $280.
PROBLEM: The base of the chair can crack, causing the person seated in the chair to fall.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: Tropitone has received five reports of the base of these chairs cracking, and one report of a consumer falling from a chair. No injuries have been reported.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should immediately stop using the swivel rocker chairs and contact Tropitone Furniture Co. to receive a free replacement base for their rocker chair. For more information, contact Tropitone at (800) 654-7000 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m PT Monday through Friday.
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