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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 15, 1996

Release # 97-004
CPSC: Ken Giles
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1184

CPSC, Global Industries Inc. Announce Recall for Wood Tilter Chair

CPSC, Global Industries Inc. Announce Recall for Wood Tilter ChairWASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Global Industries Inc. of Marlton, N.J., is announcing a voluntary recall of about 2,500 Wood Tilter chairs sold primarily through Staples between July 15, 1996, and October 5, 1996. The seat may break when pressure is exerted on the backrest, which could result in the occupant falling from the chair.

Global has received reports of three alleged injuries associated with the seat breaking.

The Global tilter chair is model 8924 with the model number stamped on the bottom of the seat. The chair can be easily identified by its wooden arms and the wooden caps covering its five-legged base. The chair, which comes in either gray or black fabric with upholstered arm caps, normally sold for $79.99.

Global Industries will replace existing chairs with a new chair, delivered free of charge by the manufacturer to each customer who purchased a chair involved in this recall.

Consumers should stop using the chair immediately. Consumers who purchased the Wood Tilter chair between July 15, 1996, and October 5, 1996, should call Global toll-free at (888) CHAIRS-8 for information on how to obtain a replacement chair. Consumers who are unsure of the purchase date can also call this number for assistance.

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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