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Crate and Barrel Recalls Benches Due to Fall Hazard (Recall Alert)

  • 51 inch bench
  • 71 inch bench
Name of Product:
Crate and Barrel Dakota benches
Hazard:

The benches can tip over while in use, posing a fall hazard.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
December 14, 2017
Units:
About 6,800 (in addition, 575 units were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

Crate and Barrel at 800-451-8217 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT every day or online at www.crateandbarrel.com and click on “Product Recall” for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves the Dakota wooden bench. The bench has two legs and was sold in two sizes: 51 inches wide by 18 inches tall and 71 inches wide and 18 inches tall.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled benches and contact Crate and Barrel for a free repair. The firm is notifying all known purchasers directly.

Incidents/Injuries:

Crate and Barrel has received seven reports of the benches tipping over, including four reports of injuries. The injuries involved broken toes, a broken foot, and a fingertip amputation.

Sold At:
Crate and Barrel stores nationwide and online at www.crateandbarrel.com from September 2011 through November 2017 for about $600 for the 51-inch bench and about $800 for the 71-inch bench.
Importer(s):

Crate and Barrel, of Northbrook, Ill.

Manufactured In:
Poland
Recall number:
18-706
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