About 7,000 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Folding Wooden Chairs have been recalled for fall hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed and notes that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
The recalled Folding Wooden Chairs were manufactured in China by White Tiger Traders Co. Ltd, of Taiwan and were imported by Fred Meyer Inc., of Portland, Oregon.
The wooden frame of the chairs can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers. To date, the Kroger Co. and White Tiger have received three reports of chairs breaking, resulting in minor injuries including back and shoulder pain, sprains, and contusions.
This recall includes wooden folding chairs. The chairs were sold individually and as part of a three-piece set that included one table and two chairs. “HD Outdoor” is printed on the chair’s packaging.
The recalled Folding Wooden Chairs were sold at Kroger, Fred Meyer, Ralph’s, Fry’s, Smith’s, Dillon’s, Gerbes, City Market, and Baker’s stores nationwide from February 2009 through December 2009 individually for about $50, and as part of the set that sold for about $130.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled chairs and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. Kroger can be reached, toll-free, at (800) 632-6900 between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time and at the firm’s website at www.kroger.com.