Cost Plus Recalls Office Chairs for Fall Hazard

Cost Plus Inc. is recalling about 4,300 <"">Konrad and Loft Office Chairs, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

The Konrad and Loft Office Chairs were manufactured in Thailand and distributed by Cost Plus Inc., of Oakland, California and are being recalled for a fall hazard. The chair backs can come loose from the seat base, posing a fall hazard to consumers. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.

The wooden office chairs have the following brand names, SKU numbers, and purchase order (PO) numbers. The SKU number and description appear on the sales receipt and original shipping carton; the PO number is located on the underside of the chair itself:

• Konrad models SKU #415413, and PO numbers 200360055, 200360056, 200360057, 400360062, 400360063, 400360064

• Loft models SKU #415414 and PO numbers 200360058, 200360059, 200360060, 200360061, 400360065, 400360066, 400360074, 400360075.

The recalled Konrad and Loft Office Chairs were sold at Cost Plus/World Market stores and its Web site, nationwide, from January to December 2009 for about $170.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled Konrad and Loft office chairs and return them to any Cost Plus/World Market store for a full refund or exchange. Cost Plus Inc. can be reached toll-free at 1-877-967-5362 between 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., Eastern Time, any day, or at the firm’s Web site at

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