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May 22, 2003

Lane Furniture Has Recalled High-Leg Recliner Chairs

The CPSC has released the following information: Consumers 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 footrest.

Incidents/Injuries: Lane has received 18 reports of incidents involving the recliner chairs, including lacerations, cut fingernails and three reports of broken bones.

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 floor.

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.

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