Sauder Woodworking Company Recalls Gruga Office Chairs Due to Fall Hazard
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Type:  Product Recall/Alert

Publisher:  Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC

Published As:  Public

Date: 

Topics:  Office/Home Safety, Product Recalls/Alerts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: Gruga Office Chairs

Units: About 70,000 in the United States and 2,300 in Canada

Importer: Sauder Woodworking Company, of Archbold, Ohio

Hazard: The seat plate can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Sauder Woodworking Company has received 17 reports of seat plates breaking, two of which involved consumers falling and receiving bumps and bruises.

Description: The recalled chairs are entertainment, executive, manager's and task chairs with the brand name "GRUGA - Seating from Sauder." The chairs are sold in a variety of fabrics and colors. The model number and Universal Product Code (UPC) are on a tag attached to the bottom of the seat. A blue date code is stamped on the legal disclaimer label on the underside of the chair seat. Recalled chairs are dated August 2009 and later. The following chair models have been recalled:

Description
Model
UPC
Black Fabric Butterfly Chair
403612
042666601627
Executive Chair Leather Brown
404237
042666604659
Executive Chair Leather Black
404238
042666604666
Executive Chair Fabric Black
404240
042666604680
Executive Chair Leather Black
404241
042666604697
Manager's Chair Fabric Black
404242
042666604703
Manager's Chair Leather Black
404243
042666604710
Task Chair Fabric Black
404244
042666604727
Task Chair Fabric Black
404245
042666604734
TN: 3670
Task Chair Fabric Black
404246
042666604741
Exec Chair Leather Black
404260
042666604888
Manager's Chair Fabric Black
404261
042666604895
Executive Chair Fabric Silver/Brown
404279
042666605335
Executive Chair Leather Burnt Brown
404281
042666605359
Air Seat Managers Chair
404370
042666605373
Black Micro Fabric Executive
404398
042666607742
Premium Executive Leather
405147
042666609678
Premium Executive Fabric
407688
042666609685
Fabric Manager's Chairs
407702
042666609708
Leather Manager's Chair
407894
042666609722
Deluxe Fabric Task Chair
407895
042666609739
Executive Fabric Mesh Chair
407896
042666609746
Executive Mesh Back Chair
407897
042666609920
Task Chair
408989
042666104920
Vinyl Manager's Chair
408993
042666101561
Deluxe Leather Executive Chair
409977
042666101578
X-Vibe Entertainment Chair
410409
042666105187
X-Vibe Entertainment Chair
410573
042666105170
Duraplush Mid Manager's Chair
410593
042666104883
Duraplush Manager's Chair
410879
042666104890
Air Comfort Executive Chair
412429
042666109284

For photos of all 31 chairs, go to www.Sauder.com and click on Safety Notices, then click on the link for model numbers, descriptions and UPCs.

Sold at: Meijer, Menards, Shopko and Target and a variety of retail outlets nationwide, and online retailers including BestBuy.com and Kohls.com from August 2009 to September 2012 for between $79 and $399.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and contact Sauder for a free replacement seat plate and attachment tool.
Consumer Contact: Sauder Woodworking Company; toll-free (888) 800-4590, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or www.Sauder.com and click on Safety Notices for more information.

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