|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2009
Release # 10-013
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 244-8180
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: Quantum Realspace PRO 9000 Series Mid-Back Multifunction Mesh Chair and Multifunction Mesh Chair with Headrest
Units: About 150,000
Importer: Raynor Marketing LTD, of West Hempstead, N.Y.
Manufacturer: Comfort Office Furniture, LTD, China aka Evergood Co. Ltd.
Hazard: The bolts attaching the seatback on the recalled chairs can loosen and detach, posing a fall and injury hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Raynor has received reports of 33 seatback detachments and 14 injuries involving bumps and bruises.
Description: This recall involves the Quantum Realspace PRO 9000 Series Mid-Back Multifunction Mesh Chair SKU # 510830 and the Quantum Realspace PRO 9000 Series Mesh Chair with Headrest SKU # 690690. The Realspace PRO Mesh Guest Chair is not involved in this recall.
Sold: Exclusively at Office Depot stores nationwide and on the Web at www.OfficeDepot.com from May 2006 through August 2009. The mid-back chairs sold for about $300 and the chair with headrest for about $350.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled office chairs and contact Raynor to receive a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information and to receive a free repair kit, contact Raynor toll free at (866) 244-8180 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.Quantumchair.com/recall
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