|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2010
|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 products. 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: Konrad and Loft Office Chairs
Units: About 4,300
Distributor: Cost Plus Inc., of Oakland, Calif.
Hazard: The chair backs can come loose from the seat base, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The wooden office chairs have the following brand names, SKU numbers and purchase order numbers: Konrad models SKU #415413, and PO numbers 200360055, 200360056, 200360057, 400360062, 400360063, 400360064; and Loft models SKU #415414 and PO numbers 200360058, 200360059, 200360060, 200360061, 400360065, 400360066, 400360074, 400360075. The SKU number and description appear on the sales receipt and original shipping carton. The PO number is located on the underside of the chair itself.
Sold at: Cost Plus/World Market stores and Web site nationwide from January to December 2009 for about $170.
Manufactured in: Thailand
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Konrad and Loft office chairs and return them to any Cost Plus/World Market store for a full refund or exchange.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cost Plus Inc. toll free at (877) 967-5362 between 7 a.m. and 12 p.m. ET any day or visit the firm's Web site at www.worldmarket.com
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