Office Depot Recalls Executive Chairs Due to Fall Hazard

07 Jan, 2016, 10:30 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Office-Depot-Recalls-Executive-Chairs/

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Crawley II Executive Chairs

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

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chair and contact Office Depot to receive a free replacement seat plate that consumers can install at home. 

Consumer Contact: Office Depot toll-free at 855-743-7701 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.officedepot.com then click on "Customer Service" for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 300,000

Description: This recall involves Crawley II executive chairs. The black, high-back, adjustable chairs have a black base with five wheels. The affected chairs have Office Depot SKU number 493822 or OfficeMax item number 23324118 and "US REG. No. PA 25917(CN)" printed on a label located on the underside of the seat cushion.

Incidents/Injuries: Office Depot has received eight reports of the seat plate weld cracking or breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Office Depot and OfficeMax retail stores nationwide and online from October 2012 through September 2015 for about $140.

Importer/Distributor: Office Depot Inc., of Boca Raton, Fla.

Manufactured in: China

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