|August 18, 2005
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Chelsea Pub Stool
Units: About 2,200
Distributor: Whittier Wood Products, of Eugene, Ore.
Hazard: The amount of glue used to bond and hold the joints together on these stools could be insufficient. These stools could break and collapse during use, causing consumers to fall.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: The stool is marketed under the brand name of GardenWood Furniture. The recalled pub stools include the Chelsea Pub Stools model numbers 986W and 986KFRS as indicated on the outside of the box.. Both stools are constructed with wood legs, seats, and back-rests. Seat height is 30 inches and was sold both unfinished (W) as well as in a clear, penetrating oil finish (KFRS). Units with Lot code #06222005 are not affected by this recall.
Sold by: Home Centers, Garden Centers, Outdoor Furniture Specialty Retailers, and Unfinished Furniture stores nationwide from December 2004 through June 2005 for between $69 and $129.
Manufactured in: Brazil
Remedy: Consumers can contact Whittier Wood Products to receive a replacement stool or a free, in-home repair kit.
Consumer Contact: Call the firm at (800) 653-3336, Ext. 164 or Ext. 251 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT 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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