Bar and Counter Stools from West Elm Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

West Elm Saddle Bar Stool with Iron Basketweave Upholstery
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January 19, 2016

West Elm, a division of Williams-Sonoma, is issuing a recall for Saddle bar and counter stools. The legs on the recalled stools can break, posing a fall hazard to the user.

The manufacturer is including about 6,000 stools in its announcement. To date, six incidents of the stools breaking have been reported, including one injury.

The recalled Saddle bar and counter stools have solid wood legs with a pecan-stained finish and were sold in four upholstery options: elephant leather, crosshatch steel/ivory, slate chevron and iron basketweave. SKU numbers are located on the box of the product, the customer receipt and on a sticker on the bottom of the seat.

For a list of the recalled SKU numbers, see the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) release.

Consumers could purchase these stools at West Elm stores, at West Elm's website, or in its catalogs from July 2013 through November 2015 for between $370 and $500 for single stools and between $740 and $1,000 for a set of two.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled stools and contact West Elm for information on returning the stools for a full refund. West Elm is contacting known customers directly.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact West Elm at (844) 824-8911.

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