September 24, 2008
Release #08-406

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 739-4120

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: SmartSpace™ Papasan Chairs

Units: About 6,000

Importer: Jo-Ann Stores Inc., of Hudson, Ohio

Hazard: The chairs were sold without a warning label instructing consumers to lock the chair's legs before sitting. This poses a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Jo-Ann has received five reports of chairs collapsing when the legs were not locked. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the SmartSpace™ Papasan chair. The silver metal frame chair has a circular fabric seat that sits on a 10-inch-tall base. The fabric seat used with the papasan chairs were sold in purple, pacific, lime yellow and gray. A hangtag on the chair reads "Smartspace Papasan Chair - 1 piece."

Sold at: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores nationwide from June 2008 through September 2008 for about $25.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the chair until a warning label, instructing consumers to engage the legs in the locked position before use, has been obtained from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Jo-Ann Stores at (888) 739-4120 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or send an email to


Picture of Recalled Chair