January 27, 2009
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Glider Recliners
Units: About 700
Manufacturer: Lane Furniture Industries Inc., of Tupelo, Miss.
Hazard: The base of the chair, if installed backwards, can allow the chair to tip-over backwards, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of the recliner tipping-over backwards, causing the consumer to fall to the floor.
Description: The recall involves Lane's Glider Recliners, model numbers 2056 and 2085. Affected recliners have a manufacture date between June 2008 and October 2008. The model number, manufacture date and 9-digit serial number can be located beneath the footrest of the recliner.
Sold at: Various home furnishing retailers nationwide from June 2008 through October 2008 for about $500.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recliners and contact Lane to verify if their product is included in the recall. Lane will arrange for a free in-home inspection and repair of affected products.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lane Home Furnishings toll-free at (877) 405-3745 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.lanefurniture.com/customer
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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