Office Depot Recalls 1.4 Million Chairs Due To Fall Hazard
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NEW YORK (CBSMiami/AP) – After 153 reports of a broken part on a rolling office chair, and one serious injury, Office Depot is recalling 1.4 million chairs.
The chair’s seat plate weld, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, can crack or break which causes the seat to separate from its base.
Office Depot, the commission said, has received 25 reports of injuries suffered by consumers—including a fractured back and hip, injuries to the back of the head, and bruises and scrapes.
The Office Depot Gibson Leather Task Chairs are armless and adjustable and have five wheels. They were made by companies based in Taiwan and China, and were sold at Office Depot stores and online from 2003 to 2012 for about $40 each.
The CPSC says people should stop using the chairs and return them to the store for a $55 merchandise credit.
Office Depot is based in Boca Raton, Florida. Its shares rose 6 cents to $5.03 in midday trading.
For more information from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, click here.
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