MooreCo Recalls Ergonomic Office Chairs Due to Fall Hazard

Jan 19, 2010, 16:14 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.


Name of Product: Spine Align and Posture Perfect Ergonomic Office Chairs

Units: About 700

Manufacturer: MooreCo Inc., dba Balt & Best-Rite Manufacturing, of Temple, Texas.

Hazard: The legs of the chair can break, posing fall hazard to the user.

Incidents/Injuries: The company has received five reports of the legs of the chairs breaking, resulting in three minor injuries and in the aggravation of an existing back injury.  

Description: This recall involves the Spine Align and the Posture Perfect Ergonomic Office Chairs with model numbers 34571 and 34556 respectively. The base of the chair is made of hard plastic and the chair has no marks or labels. Chairs bearing marks or labels are not included in this recall. The model number is found in the packaging.

Sold through: Catalogs and online by United Stationers, Staples, S.P. Richards, and W.B. Mason from December 2007 through October 2009 for between $320 and $650.

Manufactured in: South Korea

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled chairs immediately and contact MooreCo for a free repair or a replacement chair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact MooreCo toll free at (888) 446-5161 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at  

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product.  Please tell us about it by visiting

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Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 446-5161

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission