September 21, 2004
Release #04-218
Gruga U.S.A. Hotline: (888) 833-4148

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: Executive Office Chairs

Units: 18,000

Manufacturer: Gruga U.S.A., dba Novimex Fashion Ltd., of City of Industry, Calif.

Hazard: The legs on the base of the chair can break, posing a risk of injury to the user.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled executive office chairs include the 795-0115 model with black leather and the 795-0228 model with black fabric. Underneath the seat cushion the name "Novimex Fashion Ltd." can be found on the large label and the model numbers and date codes can be found on a smaller label. Only chairs with a date code prior to April 1, 2004, are included in this recall.

Sold at: Staples stores nationwide sold the chairs from March 2004 through July 2004 for about $100.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the chairs immediately and contact Gruga U.S.A. to receive a free replacement base repair kit.

Consumer Contact: Consumers should call Gruga U.S.A. toll-free at (888) 833-4148 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT or e-mail the company at
Picture of Recalled Office Chair