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Signature Hardware Recalls Wall-Mounted Shower Seats Due to Fall and Laceration Hazards

  • Recalled mounted wall seat with oil-rubbed bronze finish
  • Recalled mounted wall seat with chrome finish
Name of Product:
Wall-mounted shower seats
Hazard:

The aluminum hardware supporting the shower seat can corrode, posing fall and laceration hazards.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
December 04, 2018
Units:
About 7,200 (in addition, about 80 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

Signature Hardware toll-free at 866-855-2284 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, or online at www.signaturehardware.com and click on “Product Recall” for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves wall-mounted, folding shower seats made of teak wood slats joined together by support rods that extend from two wall mounting brackets.  The recalled shower seats have brushed nickel, chrome or oil-rubbed bronze finishes on the support rods and bracket covers. The shower seats measure 16 inches wide by 13.5 inches deep, with a width of 11.75 inches between the centers of the wall mounting brackets. SKU number 917726 is printed on purchase receipts and email order confirmations.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled shower seats and contact Signature Hardware to receive a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

Signature Hardware has received 194 reports of the shower seats breaking, including 37 reports of falls without injuries and 23 reports of injuries. Injuries include scrapes and bruises, three reports of lacerations for which consumers received stitches and one report of lumbar fractures.

Sold At

Signature Hardware by telephone and online at signaturehardware.com between January 2011 and July 2018 and by Barclay Products Ltd. through its showroom in Gurnee, Illinois between October 2013 and June 2017 for between $150 and $160.

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

Clawfoot Supply LLC, d/b/a Signature Hardware, of Erlanger, Ky.

Recall number:
19-043
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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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