August 21, 1990Virco Mfg. Recalls Upholstered
Los Angeles, CA (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Virco Mfg. Corporation, today voluntarily
announced a recall of its 890 Series upholstered stack chairs manufactured between June
29, 1989 and May 3, 1990. These chairs are being recalled because of possible structural
flaws in the frames that may cause the legs to collapse.
Virco informed the CPSC that a design change in June 1989 resulted in the distribution of
approximately 535,000 chairs that may bend excessively during use causing the user to fall
to the floor. The firm is aware of 30 incidents of chair leg failure. At least two
incidents resulted in personal injuries, one of which was a knee injury.
Chairs involved in the recall have square tubular metal frames with upholstered seats and
backs. They are used in homes, restaurants, business offices, churches and other
Virco will replace all defective chair frames with new, redesigned frames from the
factory. To determine whether a particular frame is subject to recall, consumers and
institutions should contact either the company from which it was purchased, or call the
Virco Mfg. Corp. at 1-800-44VIRCO. The firm will provide literature with drawings and
other specific information to aid in identification.
Safety Alerts compiles
comprehensive safety recall information for the United States. SafeMail is a free email
service to warn consumers of faulty products and contaminated foods. For complete
information regarding current recalls, past recalls and timely product warning
notification visit: www.safetyalerts.com.