August 18, 2005
Alert #05-597

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.

Picture of Recalled Pub Stool