Home Depot Patio Swivel Chair Recall Issued Following Hundreds of Incident Reports
More than 280,000 patio swivel chairs sold exclusively at Home Depot have been recalled, after the manufacturer received hundreds of reports involving problems with the chairs, where the swivel base broke, resulting in more than a dozen fall injuries.
The Home Depot swivel chair recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on August 9, following at least 410 consumer complaints indicating the base of the chair had broken during use, resulting in at least 16 consumers suffering bruising, abrasion, and contusion injuries.
The swivel chairs are being recalled due to the potential for the swivel bracket connecting the round base of the chair to the upper steel seat component to break, posing a fall and tip-over hazard that could result in head and extremity injuries. With more than 400 reports of the chairs breaking, the CPSC is asking customers to stop using them immediately.
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The recall includes Hampton Bay Fall River swivel dining and lounge chairs made of a steel construction with a round swivel base and arm rests. The chairs were sold exclusively by Home Depot with either a red or green cushion or with a custom slipover white liner fabric covering the cushions. The recalled swivel chairs were sold in either a set of two or as part of a patio set which included a patio table. The patio tables sold in conjunction with the swivel chairs are not included in the recall.
According to the CPSC roughly 265,000 chairs were sold across the United States and another 16,000 were distributed for sale in Canada.
The recalled Hampton Bay Fall River series swivel lounge chairs were manufactured in China under JianSu Sunnyland Furniture Manufacturing Company, Ltd. They were imported and sold exclusively at Home Depot stores nationwide and online at homedepot.com from October 2012 through January 2015 for about $200 for a set of two chairs and for about $550 for a 7-piece patio set.
Customers are being asked to stop using the recalled chairs immediately and contact Brown Jordan Services at 855-899-2127 for a free repair kit. Customers with further questions may also visit www.bjsoutdoor.com and navigate to the “Customer Care” link and then select “Recall Information” for further detail.
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