FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 18, 2004
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.
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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