Brooks Furniture Recalls Glider Rockers Due to Fall Hazard; Sold Exclusively to Kaplan Early Learning
WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Brooks Furniture Glider Rockers
Hazard: The spindles in the glider base can separate while rocking, posing a fall hazard to the user.
Consumer Contact: Brooks Furniture at (800) 427-6657 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET or online at www.brooksfurnitureonline.com and click on "Recall" for more information.
Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Brooks-Furniture-Recalls-Glider-Rockers/
Units: About 350
Description: The recall includes two styles of Brooks Furniture glider rockers 1529P and 1529V-LM. The 1529P glider rocker has a maple wood frame with blue fabric upholstery. The 1529V-LM glider rocker has a maple wood frame with beige vinyl upholstery and a locking mechanism to disengage the glider. Both recalled chairs have the style number and manufacture date between 1/1/2011 and 12/31/2012 printed under the chair's seat. Brooks Furniture is printed on a label attached to the seat cushions.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 29 reports of the chair's spindles separating or loosening on the base of the glider rockers. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the glider rocker and contact Brooks Furniture to receive a free replacement base.
Sold exclusively by: Kaplan Early Learning Co .nationwide from October 2011 to December 2012 for about $390 to $540 depending on style.
Manufacturer: Brooks Furniture Mfg. Inc. of Tazewell, Tenn.
Manufactured in: USA
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