Office Depot announced a voluntary recall of its Biella Leather Desk Chairs after it was determined that a weld connecting the seat plate to the gas lift can fail, causing the chairs to separate from the base and pose a fall hazard to consumers.
In a news release, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said 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.
According to the agency, the recall involves chairs with SKU number 130548. "REG. No. PA-25498 (CN)" and “Made in China” are printed on a label located on the underside of the seat.
About 307,000 chairs were sold exclusively at Office Depot retail stores nationwide and online at www.OfficeDepot.com from January 2002 through December 2008 for about $55.
Consumers were urged to immediately stop using the chairs and contact Office Depot’s recall hotline at 866-403-3763 to receive a $55 store card that may be used for a replacement chair or other store merchandise.