The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Office Depot Inc., of Boca Raton, Fla., announced a voluntary recall of about 34,000 Realspace™ PRO 3000 Series Desk Chairs in the United States and 425 in Canada.
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 12, 2010).
Sold exclusively at: Office Depot retail stores nationwide and online at www.OfficeDepot.com from May 2009 through June 2011 for about $170.
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 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.officedepot.com/customerservice/errata.do.
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1393.
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