Name of Product: Sawyer barstools
Hazard: Screws on the barstools can loosen, posing a fall hazard to the user.
Remedy: New Instructions
Consumers should immediately check to ensure that the hardware on their barstools is secure. Consumers with barstools that have loosened screws should download and review the revised assembly instructions at www.bedbathandbeyond.com/sawyerstoolinstructions, and reassemble the barstools.
Consumer Contact: Bed Bath & Beyond at 800-462-3966 anytime or online at www.bedbathandbeyond.com and click on "Product Recall Information" for more information.
Units: About 108,000 (in addition, about 6,200 units were sold in Canada)
Description: This recall involves LF Products Sawyer swivel barstools sold in black, white, distressed blue, and dark brown. The recalled barstools have a tan cushion and were sold in two heights, 24 inches and 30 inches. "LF Products" is printed on a label affixed to the barstool.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 15 reports of loosened hardware resulting in four reports of fall injuries.
Sold exclusively at: Bed Bath & Beyond stores nationwide and online at bedbathandbeyond.com from May 2012 through March 2016 for between $90 and $110.
Distributor: Bed Bath & Beyond, of Union, N.J.
Manufacturer: LF Products, of Singapore
Manufactured in: Malaysia and Thailand
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/60530r-eng.php
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