|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17, 1995
Release # 95-102
|CPSC: Rick Frost
(301) 504-0580, Ext. 1166
CPSC, Kmart Corp. Announce Desk Chair
WASHINGTON, DC - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Kmart Corporation of Troy, Mich., is
recalling 148,990 desk chairs. The chair's seat post may unexpectedly separate from the
pedestal base, causing someone sitting in the chair to fall.
Consumers can identify the recalled chairs by Kmart product code 21-86-61, item code
010218661114, printed on the outside of the retail carton. The chairs do not have an item
number printed on them. The chair, which Kmart sold nationwide from July 1993 to March
1995 for $29.99, was packaged unassembled in a cardboard box labeled in part "BASIC
DESIGNS ADJUSTABLE OFFICE CHAIR *** MADE IN TAIWAN".
The gray upholstered rotary desk chair has a non-tilt seat and fixed back. The seat is
attached to a five-prong metal pedestal base by a one-inch wide steel rod. There are two
wheel casters on each prong of the pedestal base. The Kmart Corporation reported this
hazard to CPSC after receiving seven reports of the seat unexpectedly detaching from the
Consumers who own these chairs should stop using them immediately and return the chairs to
any K-mart store for a refund. Replacement chairs will be available after May 15, 1995.
Consumers who need more information about this recall should contact any Kmart store.
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 obtain this release and recall
information or report product hazards to firstname.lastname@example.org.