Chairs Sold at Wal-Mart Recalled for Fall Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission has announced a voluntary recall of
office chairs sold at Wal-Mart. Consumers should
stop using the chairs immediately unless otherwise
instructed. The legs and backs of these chairs
can break, and the chairs can easily tip over,
posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Wal-Mart has received nine reports
of chairs breaking and two reports of tipping.
There have been seven reported injuries, including
a broken wrist.
recall involves the Mainstays Associate office
chair with a 5-star nylon base with dual wheel
casters and pneumatic seat height adjustment.
The chair has a fabric cushioned seat and back
that is black/grey in color. The armrests are
shaped in half-circle loops. Under the seat is
a UPC Code Label #9501401610 with printed Model
The chairs were sold at Wal-Mart
stores exclusively from April 2003 through April
Consumers should immediately stop
using the product and return it to Wal-Mart for
a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For more information,
call Wal-Mart at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m.
and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit
their Web site at www.walmartstores.com