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. The plate for the seat can break causing a fall hazard.
It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Gruga Office Chairs
Units: About 70,000 in the United States and 2,300 in Canada
Importer: Sauder Woodworking Company, of Archbold, Ohio
Hazard: The seat plate can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Sauder Woodworking Company has received 17 reports of seat plates breaking, two of which involved consumers falling and receiving bumps and bruises.
Description: The recalled chairs are entertainment, executive, manager’s and task chairs with the brand name “GRUGA – Seating from Sauder.” The chairs are sold in a variety of fabrics and colors. The model number and Universal Product Code (UPC) are on a tag attached to the bottom of the seat. A blue date code is stamped on the legal disclaimer label on the underside of the chair seat. Recalled chairs are dated August 2009 and later. The following chair models have been recalled:
|Black Fabric Butterfly Chair||403612||042666601627|
|Executive Chair Leather Brown||404237||042666604659|
|Executive Chair Leather Black||404238||042666604666|
|Executive Chair Fabric Black||404240||042666604680|
|Executive Chair Leather Black||404241||042666604697|
|Manager’s Chair Fabric Black||404242||042666604703|
|Manager’s Chair Leather Black||404243||042666604710|
|Task Chair Fabric Black||404244||042666604727|
|Task Chair Fabric Black||404245||042666604734|
|Task Chair Fabric Black||404246||042666604741|
|Exec Chair Leather Black||404260||042666604888|
|Manager’s Chair Fabric Black||404261||042666604895|
|Executive Chair Fabric Silver/Brown||404279||042666605335|
|Executive Chair Leather Burnt Brown||404281||042666605359|
|Air Seat Managers Chair||404370||042666605373|
|Black Micro Fabric Executive||404398||042666607742|
|Premium Executive Leather||405147||042666609678|
|Premium Executive Fabric||407688||042666609685|
|Fabric Manager’s Chairs||407702||042666609708|
|Leather Manager’s Chair||407894||042666609722|
|Deluxe Fabric Task Chair||407895||042666609739|
|Executive Fabric Mesh Chair||407896||042666609746|
|Executive Mesh Back Chair||407897||042666609920|
|Vinyl Manager’s Chair||408993||042666101561|
|Deluxe Leather Executive Chair||409977||042666101578|
|X-Vibe Entertainment Chair||410409||042666105187|
|X-Vibe Entertainment Chair||410573||042666105170|
|Duraplush Mid Manager’s Chair||410593||042666104883|
|Duraplush Manager’s Chair||410879||042666104890|
|Air Comfort Executive Chair||412429||042666109284|
For photos of all 31 chairs, go to www.Sauder.com and click on Safety Notices, then click on the link for model numbers, descriptions and UPCs.
Sold at: Meijer, Menards, Shopko and Target and a variety of retail outlets nationwide, and online retailers including BestBuy.com and Kohls.com from August 2009 to September 2012 for between $79.00 and $399.00.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and contact Sauder for a free replacement seat plate and attachment tool.
Consumer Contact: Sauder Woodworking Company; toll-free 888.800.4590, from 8:00am to 5:00pm ET Monday through Friday, or www.Sauder.com and click on Safety Notices for more information.
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: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at 800.638.2772 or teletypewriter at 301.595.7054 for the hearing and speech 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 www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.