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Office Depot Recalls Desk Chairs Due to Pinch Hazard

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Product Information

Name of Product: Realspace™ PRO 3000 Series Desk Chairs

Units: About 34,000 in the United States and 425 in Canada

Importer: Office Depot Inc., of Boca Raton, FL.

Manufacturer: Huichang Furniture Co. Ltd., of China

Hazard: A consumer’s finger can get caught in an opening in the chair’s tilt mechanism, posing a pinch hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Office Depot has received one report of a consumer who was injured when his finger was pinched by the chair’s tilt mechanism.

Description: This recall involves all Realspace™ PRO 3000 Series Custom Fit desk chairs. The mid-back fabric chairs were sold in black and have SKU number 996-190. The date of manufacture, P.O. number and “Made in China” are printed on labels located on the underside of the seat bottom. Affected chairs have a manufacture date between March 2009 and May 2011, listed in Year/Month/Date format (e.g. date code 20100812 represents August 12th, 2010).

Sold exclusively at: Office Depot retail stores nationwide and online at www.OfficeDepot.com from May 2009 through June 2011 for about $170.00.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the chairs and contact Office Depot’s recall hotline to receive a free repair kit with a cover for the tilt mechanism. Consumers should write down the P.O. number found on the underside of the chair for reference when contacting Office Depot.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Office Depot toll-free at 855.259.5093 between 8:00am and 8:00pm ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.officedepot.com/customerservice/errata.do


 
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (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 your experience with the product on www.saferproducts.gov

About the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: www.saferproducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at 800.638.2772 or teletypewriter at 800.638.8270 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

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