Fall Hazard Prompts Office Chair Recall

About 700 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Spine Align and Posture Perfect Ergonomic Office Chairs have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The recalled Spine Align and Posture Perfect Ergonomic Office Chairs were manufactured by MooreCo Inc., (also doing business as Balt & Best-Rite Manufacturing), of Temple, Texas.

The recall has been implemented because the legs of the Spine Align and Posture Perfect Ergonomic Office Chairs can break, posing a fall hazard to the user. To date, the company has received five reports of the legs of the chairs breaking, resulting in three minor injuries and in the aggravation of an existing back injury.

This recall involves the Spine Align and the Posture Perfect Ergonomic Office Chairs with model numbers 34571 and 34556, respectively. The base of the chair is made of hard plastic and the chair has no marks or labels. Chairs bearing marks or labels are not included in this recall. The model number is found in the packaging.

The recalled Spine Align and Posture Perfect Ergonomic Office Chairs, which were manufactured in South Korea, were sold through catalogs and online by United Stationers, Staples, S.P. Richards, and W.B. Mason from December 2007 through October 2009 for between $320 and $650.

The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the recalled Spine Align and Posture Perfect Ergonomic Office Chairs immediately and contact MooreCo for a free repair or a replacement chair. MooreCo can be reached toll-free at 1-888- 446-5161 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or at the company’s Web site at www.chairrecall.com

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