Tropitone Furniture Announces Commercial Chair Recall

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Tropitone Furniture Co., Inc.

    IRVINE, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Tropitone Furniture Co., Inc. is voluntarily recalling for replacement
 approximately 30,600 of its Marrakesh dining chairs, model 1324, from
 commercial purchasers of the chair.  The front legs of the chair can crack,
 causing the person seated in the chair to fall and sustain injury.
     Tropitone has received reports of the front legs of approximately 80 of
 these chairs breaking in commercial settings.  In 6 instances, users
 reportedly fell from the chair and sustained injuries.
     These chairs were sold between 1977 and March of 1999.  The chairs were
 sold in a wide variety of frame colors, with criss-cross vinyl strapping on
 the seat and back of the chairs.  The approximate dimensions of the chair are
 32 inches high, 24 -1/2 inches deep, and 23-1/2 inches wide.
     Persons should immediately stop using these chairs in commercial settings,
 and should contact Tropitone Furniture Co., Inc. to obtain replacements.  For
 more information and to obtain replacements, call Tropitone at (800) 654-7000,
 ext. 4099, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
 
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SOURCE Tropitone Furniture Co., Inc.
    IRVINE, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Tropitone Furniture Co., Inc. is voluntarily recalling for replacement
 approximately 30,600 of its Marrakesh dining chairs, model 1324, from
 commercial purchasers of the chair.  The front legs of the chair can crack,
 causing the person seated in the chair to fall and sustain injury.
     Tropitone has received reports of the front legs of approximately 80 of
 these chairs breaking in commercial settings.  In 6 instances, users
 reportedly fell from the chair and sustained injuries.
     These chairs were sold between 1977 and March of 1999.  The chairs were
 sold in a wide variety of frame colors, with criss-cross vinyl strapping on
 the seat and back of the chairs.  The approximate dimensions of the chair are
 32 inches high, 24 -1/2 inches deep, and 23-1/2 inches wide.
     Persons should immediately stop using these chairs in commercial settings,
 and should contact Tropitone Furniture Co., Inc. to obtain replacements.  For
 more information and to obtain replacements, call Tropitone at (800) 654-7000,
 ext. 4099, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
 
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