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August 2, 1996

Release # 96-180
CPSC: Hanna Simone
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1185

CPSC and Global Industries, Inc. Announce Recall for Home Repair of Executive Chair

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Global Industries, Inc. of Marlton, N.J., is announcing a program to replace the bases on approximately 7,000 Executive Hi-back Tilter Chairs. If consumers lean far forward in the chair, it may tip over.

Global Industries and CPSC are not aware of any injuries associated with the chairs.

The executive-style chair, model number 3990, measures approximately 40 inches high. The chair has a gray nylon fabric cover and black plastic arms.

Office Depot stores sold the chairs nationwide from April 1994 to October 1, 1995 for approximately $300. Chairs purchased after October 1, 1995 are not involved in this program.

The program will replace the existing base with a new, larger base to add stability and guard against the possibility of front tipover.

Consumers who own Executive Hi-back Tilter Chairs should call toll-free 1-888-CHAIRS-8 (242-4778). Global Industries will send consumers a new, larger base at no charge. To determine if their chairs are subject to this repair program, or for more information, consumers should call Global Industries.

CPSC and Global Industries were alerted to this tipover issue by Consumers Union.

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