The chaps at General Motors must be breathing a small sigh of relief this morning as they are not the biggest 'recaller' headline of the day. Office Depot has decided to take some pressure off them...
- *OFFICE DEPOT RECALLING ABOUT 1.4M CHAIRS ON FALL HAZARD
- *OFFICE DEPOT HAS RECEIVED 153 REPORTS OF SEAT PLATE BREAKING
- *OFFICE DEPOT RECEIVED 25 REPORTS CONTUSIONS, ABRASIONS, INJURY
- *OFFICE DEPOT SAYS INJURY REPORT INCLUDED FRACTURED BACK, HIP
The chairs were manufactured in China. The great news - for those not suffering broken backs, hips, or contusions - ODP will offer a merchandise credit of $55 (a 37.5% gain over the price of the $40 chair)... we smell a carry trade.
Office Depot Recalls Gibson Leather Task Chairs Due to Fall Hazard
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Office Depot® Gibson Leather Task Chairs
Hazard: The mounting plate weld can break and separate the seat from the base of the chair, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Units: About 1,400,000
Description: This recall involves Office Depot® Gibson Leather Task Chairs. The black, armless, adjustable chairs have a black base with five wheels. The affected chairs have the SKU number 105479 and the registration numbers PA 27248 (CN), PA 25498 (CN), PA 25276 (HK) or CA 35181 (RC) that can be found next to the words "Made in China" which is printed on a label located on the underside of the seats.
Injuries: Office Depot has received about 153 reports of the seat plate weld cracking or breaking, including 25 reports of contusions, abrasions and reports of injuries to the head, neck and a fractured back and hip which required medical attention.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the chairs and return them to any Office Depot store location for a $55 store merchandise credit.
Sold exclusively at: Office Depot retail stores and online from 2003 through 2012 for about $40.
Importer: Office Depot, Inc., of Boca Raton, Fla. and by Swinton Avenue Trading, a division of Office Depot, Inc., formerly of Delray Beach, Fla.
Manufacturers: Victory Land Ent. Co., Ltd., of Taiwan and Wonderful Year Co., Ltd; China Power Flamingo Ltd.; and Anji Wanan Furniture Co., Ltd. of China.
Manufactured in: China