Steelcase Recalls Chairs Due to Fall Hazard

14 Jan, 2016, 11:30 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Steelcase-Recalls-Chairs

Recall Summary

Name of Product: "Rocky" model swivel chairs

Hazard: The screws connecting the seat and back to the base of the chair can detach, posing a fall hazard to the user.

Remedy: Repair

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and contact Steelcase to arrange for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: Steelcase at 800-210-5109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.steelcase.com and click on "Rocky Chair Recall" for more information.  Consumers can also email Steelcase at retrofits@steelcase.com.

Recall Details

Units: About 17,000

Description: This recall involves 12 models of Steelcase "Rocky" style swivel chairs manufactured between 2005 and 2015. The molded polypropylene chairs were sold in black and white with the option of an upholstered seat and back, seat only or no upholstery. The chairs have a foldable seat, molded-in arms and either a four-star wheel base or a five-star wheel base. Model numbers can be found on the underside of the seat.

Model Number

Style

112101

Four-star Nesting Upholstered Seat

112201S

Four-star Nesting Upholstered Seat

112201

Four-star Nesting Upholstered Seat and Back

112301

Five-star Non-Upholstered

112401S

Five-star Upholstered Back

112401

Five-star Upholstered Seat and Back

112301ST

Five-star Stool Non-Upholstered

112401SST

Five-star Stool Upholstered Seat

112401ST

Five-star Stool Upholstered Seat and Back

112301J

Jury Base Non-Upholstered

112401SJ

Jury Base Upholstered Seat

112401J

Jury Base Upholstered Seat and Back

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 311 reports of incidents, including one report of an injury.

Sold by: Steelcase independently owned dealers nationwide from August 2005 to June 2015 for between $500 and $1,550.

Importer/Distributor: Steelcase Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Manufactured in: United States from 2005 to 2011; Mexico from 2011-2015

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Recall Number: 16-074

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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