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CPSC, Lane Furniture Industries Inc. Announce Recall of High-Leg Recliner Chairs

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Recall Date:
May 22, 2003

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Company Phone Number: (662) 566-3728

May 22, 2003

 

Release # 03-131

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: High-Leg Recliner Chairs

Units: 620,000

Manufacturer: Lane Furniture Industries Inc., of Tupelo, Miss.

Hazard: A mechanism in the footrest can create a pinch point that can cause injury if consumers open or recline the chair by reaching underneath the footrest.

Incidents/Injuries: Lane has received 18 reports of incidents involving the recliner chairs, including lacerations, cut fingernails and three reports of broken bones.

Description: The recall includes three-position, high-leg recliner chairs that have a five-digit style number beginning with 026 or 027 and a shipping date prior to May 2002. The style number and shipping date can be found on a small label located either underneath the footrest or under the chair itself. High-leg recliner chairs measure 7 inches to 9 inches from the floor.

Sold at: Furniture stores nationwide from December 1989 through April 2002 for between $500 and $1,200.

Manufactured in: U.S.A.

Remedy: Contact Lane Furniture Industries to receive a repair kit.

Consumer Contact: Lane Furniture Industries at (662) 566-3728 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site www.lanefurniture.com.

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