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School Specialty Expands NeoRok Stools

  • School Specialty NeoRok stool
  • 20-inch and 18-inch tall stools are being recalled
Name of Product:
Classroom Select NeoRok Stools
Hazard:
The stool can break during use, posing a fall hazard.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
January 14, 2016
Units:
About 6,000 (About 1,350 were recalled in June 2015. In addition, about 800 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

School Specialty toll-free at 877-204-3948 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.schoolspecialty.com and click on Product Recalls on the bottom right. 

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves new and previously recalled 18-inch tall and 20-inch tall Classroom Select NeoRok Stools with a tilting and rocking feature, for use by children in the classroom. The stools have a round black rubber seat insert with a solid color plastic seat and black rimmed base. The Classroom Select logo is printed on one side of the base and the NeoRok name is printed on the other side of the base. The stools were sold in 12 colors: Cardinal (red), Claret (maroon), Ebony (black), Imperial (blue), Lilac (purple), Marine (navy blue), Nickel (silver), Paprika (orange), Periwinkle (light blue), Pistachio (green), Saffron (yellow) and Slate (gray). Recalled 18-inch stools are item number 1496340 and recalled 20-inch stools are item number 1496342.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled stools and contact School Specialty for a full refund or merchandise credit. Consumers who received replacement stools in the previous recall should also contact the School Specialty for a full refund or merchandise credit. School Specialty is contacting consumers directly.

Incidents/Injuries:

School Specialty has received a total of nine reports of stools breaking during use, including one report involving a concussion. 

Sold At:
Classroom Direct catalogs, School Specialty Furniture and Equipment catalogs, School Specialty Education Essentials catalogs, School Specialty Early Childhood catalogs, and on www.schoolspecialty.com from May 2015 through November 2015 for between $105 and $115.
Manufacturer(s):
School Specialty Inc., of Greenville, Wis.
Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number:
16-721
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