|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 967-5362
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: Santorini Chairs
Units: About 8,600
Manufacturer: Cost Plus Inc., of Oakland, Calif.
Hazard: The seat weld can fail and allow the chair to collapse, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Cost Plus has received reports of four incidents involving weld failure. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Santorini outdoor stacking chairs. The black metal chairs have vertical bars on the back and horizontal bars across the base.
Sold at: Cost Plus and World Market stores nationwide from January 2008 through April 2008 for about $50.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the chairs with side weld joints (see below) and return them to any Cost Plus or World Market store for a full refund or exchange. Chairs with rear weld joints (see below) are not included in this recall. To identify if the chair is part of this recall consumers should locate the seat base weld on the underside of the chair. Weld joints located on the sides of the seat are included in this recall.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cost Plus toll-free at (877) 967-5362 between 7 a.m. and 12 a.m. ET daily, or visit the firm's Web site at www.worldmarket.com
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