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Office Depot recalling Gibson Leather Task Chairs Due to Fall Hazard

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that Gibson Leather Task Chairs are being recalled of Office Deport because the mounting plate weld can break causing a falling hazard.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Office Depot® Gibson Leather Task Chairs are being recalled due to fall hazard. [1]

Office Depot® Gibson Leather Task Chairs are being recalled due to fall hazard.

Product Information

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.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Office Depot toll-free at 866.403.3763 from 8:00am to 8:00pm ET Monday through Friday or online at www.officedepot.com [2] and select Recall Notices under “Customer Service” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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 $55.00 store merchandise credit.

Sold exclusively at: Office Depot retail stores and online from 2003 through 2012 for about $40.00.

[320right]Importer: Office Depot, Inc., of Boca Raton, FL and by Swinton Avenue Trading, a division of Office Depot, Inc., formerly of Delray Beach, FL.

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

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to a product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

About the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.

Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov [3] or call CPSC’s Hotline at 800.638.2772 or teletypewriter at 301.595.7054 for the hearing impaired.

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