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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kathleen Begala
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1193
February 10, 1993
Release # 93-032

Continental Seat Corp. Recalls Bar Stools

PRODUCT: Continental Seat Corporation's 30-inch unfinished, wood bar stools, UPC#87078-70122 sold throughout the eastern United States at Bradlees department stores between July 1, 1991 and February 13, 1992.

PROBLEM: The legs of the stool may come apart during use, causing the stool to collapse.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers who own the affected stools should stop using them immediately. The stools should be returned to the nearest Bradlees for replacement or a full refund. For more information, call Continental Seat Corporation Customer Service at 1-800-786-6421.

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Continental Seat Corporation of Dallas, TX, announces the voluntary recall of its 30-inch unfinished bar stool (UPC#87078-70122) sold by Bradlees department stores between July 1, 1991 and February 13, 1992. Some stools may have an insufficient amount of glue between the stools' legs and crossmembers. This may result in the stools' legs pulling apart from each other during use and the stool collapsing. Continental Seat Corporation reported five such incidents to the CPSC, three involve allegations of injuries.

Approximately 9,650 of the stools were sold throughout the eastern United States by Bradlees department stores. The stools being recalled were manufactured between July 1, 1991 and January 21, 1992. The stools may be identified by the law tag located underneath the product's seat. The stool's manufacture date, along with the manufacturer's name, is stamped on that law tag. The stools sold for $9.99 each.

Consumers who own the affected stools should stop using them immediately. The stools should be returned to the nearest Bradlees for replacement or refund. Stools with manufacturing dates prior to July 1, 1991 and after January 21, 1992 are not included in this recall. Consumers with questions may call Continental Seat Corporation's Customer Service Center at 1-800-786-6421 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern time.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing this recall as part of it mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products. The Commission's mission is to reduce the estimated 28.5 million injuries and 21,600 deaths associated each year with the 15,000 different types of consumer products under the CPSC's jurisdiction.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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