Recall: Microfiber and Leather Glider Recliners with Ottomans
On 2011-10-25, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Microfiber and Leather Glider Recliners with Ottomans due to a potential entrapment and injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2005 for about $170.
About 400,000 units are involved in this Big Lots glider recliner recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Chairs, Stools & Benches category in 2011.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls,
involving about 1 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 244-5687
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What is the problem?
An exposed gap between the moving parts of the chair and the base framework can allow access to toddlers and infants, posing an entrapment hazard. In addition, other exposed moving parts on the chair and the ottoman can pose finger pinching and crushing hazards to older children and adults.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The Microfiber Glider Recliner and Leather Glider Recliner are reclining glider/rocking chairs on a swivel base. Both the chair and ottoman sit on circular metal bases made from 1.25 inch metal tubing and have cushions covered in either light brown or green microfiber fabric or dark brown simulated leather fabric. A label under the seat of the chair identifies the manufacturer as Dongguan Shindin Metal & Plastic Products Ltd. There is a small label on the front metal rod under the seat that states "Maximum wt load 250 lbs."
These items were sold new+ at Big Lots stores nationwide from January 2005 through December 2009 for about $170.
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 chairs and contact Big Lots for a free repair kit that covers the base framework and the moving parts of the chair and ottoman.
For additional information, contact Big Lots toll-free at (866)244-5687 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.biglots.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
CPSC received two reports of children under age two who were found trapped at the neck between horizontal components of the frame at the back of the chair. In both incidents, adults were able to release the children who suffered no permanent injuries.
+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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