May 22, 2003Lane Furniture Has Recalled High-Leg
The CPSC has released the following
should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: High-Leg Recliner Chairs
Units: About 620,000
Manufacturer: Lane Furniture Industries Inc., of Tupelo, Miss.
Hazard: A mechanism in the footrest can create a pinch point that can cause
injury if consumers open or recline the chair by reaching underneath the
Incidents/Injuries: Lane has received 18 reports of incidents involving the
recliner chairs, including lacerations, cut fingernails and three reports of
Description: The recall includes three-position, high-leg recliner chairs
that have a five-digit style number beginning with 026 or 027 and a shipping
date prior to May 2002. The style number and shipping date can be found on a
small label located either underneath the footrest or under the chair
itself. High-leg recliner chairs measure 7 inches to 9 inches from the
Sold at: Furniture stores nationwide from December 1989 through April 2002
for between $500 and $1,200.
Manufactured in: U.S.A.
Remedy: Contact Lane Furniture Industries to receive a repair kit.
Consumer Contact: Lane Furniture Industries at (800) 467-9555 between 8 a.m.
and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site
Media Contact: Marshall Briscoe at (662) 566-7211.