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|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
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