August 18, 2004

Alert #04-575


The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: "Windsor" dinette chair

Units: About 380

Manufacturer/Importer: American Signature Inc., of Columbus, Ohio

Hazard: The stretch bar which connects to the chair's legs can detach during normal use, causing the user to fall and suffer injuries.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES: American Signature has received two reports of chairs collapsing, including one report of a consumer who fell and bruised her legs.

Description: This recall involves "Windsor" style arm chairs. The chairs measure 40-inches high by 21-inches wide. Made of black wood, the chairs have 9 metal spindles across the rounded back.

Sold at: American Signature Home and Value City Furniture stores in the Midwest and South during the month of April 2004 for about $70 a pair.

Manufactured In: United States

Remedy: Consumers should contact the store where the chairs were purchased to arrange for a pick up of the original chair in exchange for a replacement chair.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should contact the store manager of their local American Signature or Value City Furniture store.

Picture of Recalled dinette chair