Office Depot has recalled hundreds of thousands of Office Depot® Biella Leather Desk Chairs, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced.
About 307,000 Office Depot® brand Biella Leather Desk Chairs were recalled in the United States; another 12,000 were recalled in Canada.
The recalled chairs were manufactured in China by Wonderful Year Inc.; imported by Swinton Avenue Trading, of Boca Raton, Florida; and sold exclusively at Office Depot retail stores, nationwide and online at www.OfficeDepot.com, from January 2002 through December 2008. The chairs retailed for about $55.
The weld connecting the seat plate to the gas lift can fail, which causes the recalled chair to separate from the base, posing a fall hazard to consumers. To date, Office Depot has received 11 reports of the chairs breaking and consumers falling while seated. This has resulted reports of injuries, including minor contusions, and abrasions.
The recalled Office Depot® brand leather desk chairs are mid-back height black chairs with an SKU number of 130548. The information “REG. No. PA-25498 (CN)” and “Made in China” is printed on a label that can be found on the underside of the seat.
The recalling firm advises consumers to immediately stop using the recalled Office Depot® brand leather desk chairs and contact Office Depot’s recall hotline to receive a $55 store card that may be used for a replacement chair or other store merchandise. Office Depot’s recall hotline is, toll-free, 1.866.403.3763 and can be reached from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time (ET), Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website at www.officedepot.com.