WASHINGTON, May 15, 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: Upholstered Benches
Hazard: The benches can crack and break while in use, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled benches and contact StyleCraft for instructions on how to receive a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: StyleCraft toll-free at (855) 766-1880 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or email at CustomerService@StyleCraft-us.com for more information.
To see photos of the recalled products, go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/StyleCraft-Recalls-Upholstered-Benches
Units: About 700
Description: This recall involves StyleCraft Home Collection stretcher benches sold in espresso with linen cloth. The two-person benches have a cushioned seat upholstered with linen fabric that is fastened with burnished brass tacks. The espresso-stained wooden legs have an x-shaped support. The benches measure about 44 inches long, 18 inches wide and 17 inches high. Made in China and part number SF1918AMM are printed on the bottom of the bench.
Incidents/Injuries: Stylecraft has received three reports of benches cracking. No injuries have been reported.
Sold exclusively at: HomeGoods stores nationwide and online at www.homegoods.com from July 2013 to October 2013 for about $150.
Importer: StyleCraft, of Southaven, Miss.
Manufactured in: China
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission