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August 17, 2000

Swivel Rocker Chairs Recalled by Tropitone Furniture

Irvine, CA (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 $280.

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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