|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 8, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 967-5362
Metal Folding Chairs Sold at Cost Plus World Market Stores Recalled Due to Collapse and Fall Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms 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: Bistro Chairs
Units: About 24,500
Distributor: Cost Plus Inc., of Oakland, Calif.
Hazard: The chairs can collapse due to faulty rivets, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Cost Plus is aware of seven incidents in which the chairs collapsed, including one report of a minor injury.
Description: The metal painted folding chairs were sold in four colors, red, blue, white and green. SKU numbers 390225, 390228, 390229 and 390230 are printed on the sales receipt.
Sold at: Cost Plus World Market stores nationwide from January 2007 through June 2007 for about $50.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled chairs immediately and return them to any Cost Plus World Market store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cost Plus Inc. toll-free at (877) 967-5362 between 7 a.m. and 12 midnight ET any day, or visit the firm's Web site at www.worldmarket.com
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