December 16, 2003CPSC, Hill-Rom Announce Recall
of Rocking Chairs
product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.
Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise
Name of Product: Rocking Chairs
Distributor: Hill-Rom, a Hillenbrand Industry, of Batesville, Ind.
Hazard: The chairs’ support assembly can fail and cause the rocking chair to
collapse, posing the risk of injury to the user.
Incidents/Injuries: Hill-Rom has received 40 reports of rocking chairs
collapsing, including two reports of consumers receiving bumps and bruises
to the head and shoulders.
Description: The wooden rocking chairs were sold in two styles, a
contemporary model (PI155131) and a more traditional model (P155132). Both
style rocking chairs have a clear varnish finish. The rocking chairs can be
identified by washers and screws located under the seat, near the legs.
Sold At: Hospitals and other similar institutions between January 1997 and
Manufactured In: U.S.A.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the rocking chairs and contact Hill-Rom
to receive a replacement rocker glider.
Consumer Contact: Contact Hill-Rom toll-free at (800) 455-3730 between 8
a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.