The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Metal Chairs
Units: About 2,200
Retailer: Grandin Road, of West Chester, Ohio
Importer: Cinmar, LLC, of West Chester, Ohio
Manufacturer: K&K Exporters of Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India
Hazard: The chairs' back legs can bend when a seated person leans back. This poses fall and injury hazards to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Grandin Road is aware of eight reports of the chairs' back legs bending, including three reports of minor injuries.
Description: This recall involves vintage-inspired, iron chairs with item number 45665, located on the sales receipt. The chairs have a shaped metal seat and legs over a metal tube frame. They have a back that consists of an arched metal tube with a metal center plate. The chairs were sold in apricot, blue, green, red or yellow under Grandin Road's Alsace Furniture Collection. "Made in India" is printed on a white sticker located underneath the chairs' seat.
Sold at: Grandin Road catalog and online at www.grandinroad.com from September 2011 to February 2012 for between $149 and $189.
Manufactured in: India
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled chairs immediately and contact Grandin Road for instructions on how to receive a full refund in the form of a merchandise credit for the value of the purchase price, plus applicable shipping, handling and taxes. Grandin Road is contacting its customers directly.
Consumer Contact: Grandin Road; toll-free at (888) 298-4651, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or www.grandinroad.com and click on Product Safety Information for more information.