|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 944-3340
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Computer Desk and Chair Set
Units: About 6,000
Distributor: New Focus Marketing Corp., of Boca Raton, Fla.
Retailer: Office Depot Inc., of Delray Beach, Fla.
Hazard: The seat on the chair can break and fall through during use causing an individual to fall and suffer injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: New Focus Marketing has received reports of two injuries involving chairs breaking. Injuries include a consumer who received bruises to the arm and shoulder, and another consumer who suffered a minor back injury.
Description: The recalled three piece set includes a desk, computer stand and chair. Model number NF913232 is located on the product's box. The chair in the office set is gray with a black seat and a silver tubular metal frame.
Sold at: Office Depot stores nationwide from June 2005 through August 2005 for about $80 for the set.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the chair immediately and contact Office Depot to receive a gift card for the full price of the desk set upon receipt of the chair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Office Depot at (800) 944-3340 between 9 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or log on to the firm's Web site at www.officedepot.com
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