Posted on: August 25, 2011
Your office chair could pose a safety risk. According to news reports , Office Depot is recalling office chairs because they could injure consumers.
Office Depot Inc. is recalling Realspace™ PRO 3000 Series Desk Chairs because consumers’ fingers can get caught in an opening in the chair’s tilt mechanism, posing a pinch hazard to consumers.
So far, Office Depot has received one report of a consumer who was injured when his finger was pinched by the chair’s tilt mechanism, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, about 34,000 chairs in the United States and 425 in Canada are affected by the recall. Included in the recall is:
- Realspace™ PRO 3000 Series Custom Fit desk chairs.
- The mid-back fabric chairs were sold in black and have SKU number 996-190.
- The date of manufacture, P.O. number and “Made in China” are printed on labels located on the underside of the seat bottom.
- Affected chairs have a manufacture date between March 2009 and May 2011, listed in Year/Month/Date format (e.g. date code 20100812 represents August 12, 2010).
As a personal injury attorney Seattle, I urge consumers to stop using the recalled chair.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled product, contact a personal injury lawyer in Seattle.
As a personal injury lawyer Charleston , I hope this product can be recalled before any serious injuries occur.
While we don’t handle this kind of recall we feel that it’s important to educate the community to help protect their health and safety. If you have been injured by a recalled product, you might wish to contact a Charleston personal injury lawyer who can help.