Big Lots Recalls Recliner Gliders For Posing Danger To Small Children

A large recall of about 375,000 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Recliner Gliders was just announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Big Lots, of Columbus, Ohio is recalling its Microfiber Glider Recliners with Ottomans and its Leather Glider Recliners with Ottomans, which were manufactured in China and sold at Big Lots stores, nationwide, from January 2005 through December 2009. The recalled recliners retailed for about $170.

An exposed gap between the moving parts of the chair and the base framework can allow access to toddlers and infants, which poses an entrapment hazard. Also, other exposed moving parts on the chair and the ottoman can pose finger pinching and crushing hazards to older children and adults.

To date, CPSC has received two reports of children under the age two who were found trapped at the neck between the horizontal components of the frame at the back of the chair. In both cases, adults were able to release the children and the children suffered no permanent injuries.

The defective Microfiber Glider Recliner and Leather Glider Recliner are reclining glider/rocking chairs that are constructed on a swivel base. Both the chair and ottoman sit on circular metal bases that are constructed of 1.25-inch metal tubing and also have cushions covered in either a light brown or a green microfiber fabric or a dark brown simulated leather fabric.

A label under the seat of the defective Microfiber Glider Recliner and Leather Glider Recliner identifies the manufacturer as Dongguan Shindin Metal & Plastic Products Ltd. There is also a small label on the front metal rod beneath the seat that states “Maximum wt load 250 lbs.”

Big Lots is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled Microfiber Glider Recliner and Leather Glider Recliner chairs and contact Big Lots for a free repair kit that covers the base framework and the moving parts of the chair and ottoman. Big Lots can be reached, toll-free, at 1.866.244.5687 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time (ET), Monday through Friday or at the firm’s website at www.biglots.com.

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