|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 16, 2009
Release # 09-276
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 326-7931
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: Leather Butterfly Chairs
Units: About 500
Importer: Hobby Lobby Stores, of Oklahoma City, Okla.
Hazard: The chair legs can detach unexpectedly causing the chair to collapse, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Hobby Lobby Stores has received nine reports of the chairs collapsing, resulting in minor injuries including contusions.
Description: This recall involves brown leather butterfly chairs with copper tubing legs. The leather seat has stitching similar to baseball stitching. Item# MI-1007 and PO#9073513 are printed on the front of the hang tag.
Sold at: Hobby Lobby Stores nationwide from February 2009 through April 2009 for about $200.
Manufactured in: India
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the chairs and return them to the nearest Hobby Lobby for a full refund or exchange card.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Hobby Lobby Stores at (800) 326-7931 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., or visit the firm's Web site at www.hobbylobby.com
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