Crate and Barrel Recall Affects More Than 7,000 Wooden Benches That Can Tip Over, Posing Injury Hazard
Reported injuries have included broken toes, a broken foot, and a fingertip amputation
A risk of serious injury has prompted Crate and Barrel to recall 7,373 wooden benches.
The affected benches can tip over while in use.
Recalled Product Details
This recall involves the Crate and Barrel Dakota wooden bench. The bench has two legs and comes in two sizes: 51 inches wide by 18 inches tall and 71 inches wide by 18 inches tall.
The recalled benches were sold at Crate and Barrel stores nationwide and online from September 2011 through November 2017 for about $600 for the 51-inch bench and about $800 for the 71-inch bench.
Crate and Barrel has received seven reports of the benches tipping over, including four reports of injuries to consumers. The injuries involved broken toes, a broken foot, and a fingertip amputation.
What should consumers do?
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled benches and contact Crate and Barrel for a free repair. The company is notifying all known purchasers of these benches directly.
Consumers with further questions or concerns about this recall can contact Crate and Barrel at (800) 451-8217.