Recall: Vintage-style, Alsace Metal Chairs
On 2012-12-06, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Vintage-style, Alsace Metal Chairs due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2011 for about $149 to $189.
About 2,000 units are involved in this Cinmar 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 6th recall of products in the Chairs, Stools & Benches category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 70 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 298-4651
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What is the problem?
The chairs' back legs can bend when a seated person leans back. This poses fall and injury hazards to consumers.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ at Grandin Road catalog and online at www.grandinroad.com from September 2011 to February 2012 for between $149 and $189.
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 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.
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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Grandin Road is aware of eight reports of the chairs' back legs bending, including three reports of minor 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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