August 8, 2007
Release #07-265

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 967-5362
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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

Picture of Recalled Bistro Chairs