|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 13, 2005
Release # 05-083
|Firm's Hotline: (800) 717-0484
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: Residential Dining Chair
Units: About 32,000
Manufacturer: Poundex Associates Corp., of City of Industry, Calif.
Hazard: The welds on the chair's rear legs can crack and break apart, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Poundex Associates Corp. has received one report of a chair breaking, involving one report of a minor injury.
Description: The recalled dining chair has a dark bronze metallic frame, birch colored wooden back and gold colored upholstered seat. The front and rear legs have a curved shape. The label under the seat reads in part "Imported by Poundex Associates Corp." The recalled dining chair is approximately 42-inches high and 17-inches wide.
Sold at: Independent furniture stores nationwide from January 2004 through September 2004 for about $50 each. The recalled chairs were mainly sold as part of a 5-piece dining set with a table for about $400 per set.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the chairs immediately and contact Poundex to receive a free rear leg replacement kit.
Consumer Contact: Contact Poundex Associate Corp. at (800) 717-0484 anytime or visit www.poundex.com for more information.
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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