August 24, 2007
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted 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: ICE Bar Stools
Units: About 400
Importer: Calligaris USA Inc., of High Point, N.C.
Hazard: The seat on the bar stools can detach, causing the consumer to fall and suffer injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: Calligaris has received five reports of the seats detaching. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Calligaris bar stools with a contemporary design. The stools have a black or chrome metal base, a low-back, and plastic seats that come in orange, black, white, green, or clear. The words "ICE" and "Calligaris" are engraved on the underside of the seat.
Sold through: Furniture stores nationwide from November 2005 through September 2006 for between $250 and $600.
Manufactured in: Italy
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these bar stools immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a merchandise exchange or a full refund of the purchase price.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can call Calligaris USA Inc. collect at (336) 431-5500 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET 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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