March 18, 2009
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the company named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.
Name of Product: Human Touch LLC "Perfect Chair"
Units: About 20,000
Distributor: Human Touch LLC, of Long Beach, Calif.
Hazard: The screw on the underside of the Perfect Chair recliner can cut or entangle children or pets.
Incidents/Injuries: Human Touch LLC has received no reports of injuries to humans but has received one report of a dog's fur becoming entangled in the screw.
Description: This recall involves chair model numbers PC-095, PC-3, PC-7, and PC-9 that have an "open screw" drive or a "dual cover" screw drive and that were sold prior to September 2007. Screws that are fully covered (the "quad cover") are not subject to this recall. See Attachment A.
Sold by: Human Touch or authorized Human Touch dealers such as Relax the Back or The Healthy Back Store from April 2000 to June 2004 (open screw) and June 2004 to September 2007 (dual-cover screw) for about $1800.
Manufactured in: Thailand
Remedy: Consumers should inspect the chair immediately and to see if it has the 'open screw' or 'dual cover screw,' centered directly beneath the chair. Consumers should stop using these chairs if children or pets are present and contact either Human Touch or a Human Touch dealer for a free screw cover kit.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Human Touch toll-free at (800) 355-2762 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.humantouch.com/pcrecall.html
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