Staples Recalls Office Chairs Due to Fall Hazard (Recall Alert)
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Type:  Product Recall/Alert

Publisher:  U. S. Department of Energy, Office of Health, Safety and Security - DOE

Published As:  Public

Date: 

Topics:  Office/Home Safety, Product Recalls/Alerts

Recall date: July 11, 2013

Recall Summary

Name of product: Bermond Fabric Managers Chairs

Hazard: The base of the chair can break, posing a fall hazard.

The office chairs with unpadded arms have a five-wheel base and come in two colors: gray and burgundy. A tag on the bottom of the seat cushion has the SKU and item numbers printed on it: the gray SKU is 924204 with item number 21084; and the burgundy SKU is 924203 with item number 21083.

Incidents/Injuries

Staples has received 41 reports of the chairs base breaking, including three from consumers who reported falling out of the chairs with one receiving a scratched leg and bump to the back of the head.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the chairs and contact the firm for instructions on returning the chairs for a full refund. Staples is contacting all known customers directly to provide this information.

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