Recall: Office Depot Brand Biella Leather Desk Chairs
On 2012-04-05, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Office Depot Brand Biella Leather Desk Chairs due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2002 for about $55.
About 300,000 units are involved in this Office Depot desk chair recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Desks & Chairs category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 3 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 403-3763
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What is the problem?
The weld connecting the seat plate to the gas lift can fail, causing the chair to separate from the base. This poses a fall hazard to consumers.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Office Depot brand leather desk chairs. The mid-back height leather chairs were sold in black and have SKU number 130548. "REG. No. PA-25498 (CN)" and "Made in China" are printed on a label located on the underside of the seat.
This item was also recalled in Canada. This item was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at: http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1551
These items were sold new+ at Office Depot retail stores nationwide and online at www.OfficeDepot.com from January 2002 through December 2008 for about $55.
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 Office Depot's recall hotline to receive a $55 store card that may be used for a replacement chair or other store merchandise.
For additional information, contact Office Depot's recall hotline toll-free at (866)403-3763 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.officedepot.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Office Depot has received 11 reports of the chairs breaking and consumers falling while seated, resulting in reports of injuries, including minor contusions and abrasions.
+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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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.