|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 11, 2002
Release # 03-051
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 611-4664
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), S.I.T. Inc., of Quincy, Mass., is voluntarily recalling about 80,000 plastic stack chairs. The chairs can collapse during use, causing the consumer to suffer injuries from falls.
S.I.T. has received two reports of the chairs collapsing. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves "Cometa" green and white plastic stack chairs. UPC numbers 0-82294-319754 (white) and 0-82294-319785 (green) are located on a label on the front of the chair. "Made in Italy" and "Not Recommended for Use on Polished or Smooth Surfaces" are also printed on the label.
Drug stores sold the plastic stack chairs nationwide from April 2000 through September 2002 for between $4 and $6.
Consumers should stop using these plastic chairs immediately and contact S.I.T. to receive a refund. For more information, consumers can contact S.I.T. toll-free at (800) 611-4664 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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