Recall date: May 22, 2014
Recall number: 14-188

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Office Depot® Gibson Leather Task Chairs
Hazard:
The mounting plate weld can break and separate the seat from the base of the chair, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Remedy:
Refund
Consumer Contact:

Office Depot toll-free at (866) 403-3763 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.officedepot.com and select Recall Notices under "Customer Service" at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

Units:
About 1,400,000
Description:

This recall involves Office Depot® Gibson Leather Task Chairs. The black, armless, adjustable chairs have a black base with five wheels. The affected chairs have the SKU number 105479 and the registration numbers PA 27248 (CN), PA 25498 (CN), PA 25276 (HK) or CA 35181 (RC) that can be found next to the words "Made in China" which is printed on a label located on the underside of the seats.

Incidents/Injuries:

Office Depot has received about 153 reports of the seat plate weld cracking or breaking, including 25 reports of contusions, abrasions and reports of injuries to the head, neck and a fractured back and hip which required medical attention.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the chairs and return them to any Office Depot store location for a $55 store merchandise credit

Sold Exclusively At:

Office Depot retail stores and online from 2003 through 2012 for about $40.

Importer:

Office Depot, Inc., of Boca Raton, Fla. and by Swinton Avenue Trading, a division of Office Depot, Inc., formerly of Delray Beach, Fla.

Manufactured In:
China