Recall: Eames fiberglass rockers
On 2017-10-17, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Eames fiberglass rockers due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2013 for about $650 to $890.
About 2,000 units are involved in this rocking chairs recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 8th recall of products in the Chairs, Stools & Benches category in 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 70 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The rocker's base can separate from the seat, posing a fall hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Herman Miller's Eames-branded molded fiberglass armchair rockers with model numbers beginning with RFAR. The rockers were sold in multiple shell colors and frame finishes, and with or without upholstery. The upholstered rockers measure about 25.25 by 25.5 by 27 inches and the non-upholstered about 25 by 25.5 by 27 inches. Recalled rockers were manufactured from May 1, 2013 through September 8, 2017. The manufacture date in MM/DD/YYYY format and the model number are printed on a label located on the underside of the seat. The Herman Miller, the Eames Office and the Eames signature logos are molded into the underside of the seat
These items were sold new+ at Herman Miller, Design Within Reach and Herman Miller's authorized retailers and dealers nationwide and online at http://store.hermanmiller.com and www.dwr.com from May 2013 through September 2017 for about $650 (non-upholstered) and $890 (upholstered).
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled rockers and contact Herman Miller to return the product free of cost for a full refund.
Herman Miller online at www.hermanmiller.com and click on Recall Information at the bottom of the page, email at email@example.com or toll-free at 866-866-3124 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Herman Miller has received nine reports of consumers falling, including six resulting in injuries that included bumps and cuts.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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