Office Depot Chair Recall Issued Amid Reports of Seat Plate Weld Braking

About 300,000 office chairs sold exclusively by Office Depot have been recalled due to a risk that the seat plate weld may break, causing individuals fall and suffer an injury. 

The Office Depot Crawley II Executive chairs recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on January 7, following at least eight reports of problems. However, Office Depot and the CPSC are not aware of any injuries from the office chairs to date.

Customers are being asked to stop using the recalled office chairs immediately to avoid the risk of injuries from falls.

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The Office Depot chair recall includes Crawley II Executive chairs with SKU number 493822 or Office Max item number 23324118 and “US REG. NO. PA 25917 (CN) printed on a label under the seat cushion. The office chairs are black and contain a high back rest with an adjustable base. The bases of the chairs are black and equipped with five roller wheels.

The recalled chairs were manufactured in China and imported by Office Depot Inc. of Boca Raton, Florida where they were sold at Office Depot and Office Max retail stores nationwide and online from October 2012 through September 2015 for about $150. The recalled chairs were sold on or before September 4, 2015, according to a recall notice published on Office Depot’s website.

Customers with the recalled chairs are being asked to stop using them immediately and contact the Office Depot Recall Hotline at 855-743-7701 or visit them online at for information on how to receive a free replacement seat plate and instructions for consumers to install at home.


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