August 17, 2000Swivel Rocker Chairs Recalled by
(SafetyAlerts) - Tropitone Furniture
Co. announced today they are recalling about 1,440 of their Echo swivel rocker chairs
because the base of the chair can crack, causing the person seated in the chair to fall.
The chairs are described as having
oval-shaped arms and are sold in two styles. Chairs with model number 189930 have cushion
seats. Chairs with model number 199930 have sling fabric seats.
Both models were sold in various
solid colors and print fabrics. The chair frames have six color finishes: aged pewter,
aluminum, chrome, golden bronze, heron blue, and textured ebony. Outdoor/patio furniture
stores nationwide sold the chairs from January 2000 through May 2000 for between $250 and
Tropitone has received five reports
of the base of these chairs cracking, and one report of a consumer falling from a chair.
No injuries have been reported.
Consumers should immediately stop
using the swivel rocker chairs and contact Tropitone Furniture Co. to receive a free
replacement base for their rocker chair. For more information, contact Tropitone at (800)
654-7000 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m PT Monday through Friday.
Notice of this product warning was
sent via email to SafeMail
subscribers August 17, 2000.
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