May 9, 2007
Release #07-184

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 333-9566
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Restaurants Recall Rooster Kitchen Stools Due to Collapse Hazard


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: Rooster Kitchen Stools

Units: About 2,600

Importer: CBOCS Distribution Inc., of Lebanon, Tenn.

Hazard: The stools can unexpectedly collapse during use, causing a consumer to fall to the floor.

Incidents/Injuries: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. has received two reports of incidents in which the kitchen stool collapsed. A 10 year old boy received bruises when the kitchen stool collapsed and he fell.

Description: The Rooster Kitchen Stool is about two feet tall and one foot in diameter. It has light brown wood and has a rooster painted on the seat. "Made in China" and item number 260161 are printed on a sticker under the seat.

Sold at: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations nationwide from February 2007 through March 2007 for about $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these kitchen stools immediately and return them to any Cracker Barrel Old Country Store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cracker Barrel at (800) 333-9566, or visit the firm's Web site at

Picture of Recalled Rooster Kitchen Stool