Recall date: April 5, 2012
Recall number: 12-146

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Office Depot® Brand Biella Leather Desk Chairs
Hazard:
The weld connecting the seat plate to the gas lift can fail, causing the chair to separate from the base. This poses a fall hazard to consumers.
Remedy:
Replace
Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Office Depot's recall hotline toll-free at (866) 403-3763 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.officedepot.com

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

Units:
307,000 in the United States and 12,000 in Canada
Description:

This recall involves Office Depot® brand leather desk chairs. The mid-back height leather chairs were sold in black and have SKU number 130548. "REG. No. PA-25498 (CN)" and "Made in China" are printed on a label located on the underside of the seat.

Incidents/Injuries:

Office Depot has received 11 reports of the chairs breaking and consumers falling while seated, resulting in reports of injuries, including minor contusions and abrasions.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the chairs and contact Office Depot's recall hotline to receive a $55 store card that may be used for a replacement chair or other store merchandise.

Sold Exclusively At:

Office Depot retail stores nationwide and online at www.OfficeDepot.com from January 2002 through December 2008 for about $55.

Manufacturer(s):
Wonderful Year Inc., of China
Importer(s):

Office Depot, Inc., of Boca Raton, Fla.

Manufactured In:
China