Fall Hazard Prompts Leggett & Platt Office Components to Recall Office Chairs
Bolts and nuts may disconnect and fall from the chair, causing the seat to detach
Leggett & Platt Office Components is recalling 47,900 office chairs, in addition to 1,000 sold in Canada, due to a fall hazard.
Seat slider bolts and push nuts may disconnect and fall off the chair, causing the seat to detach. This poses a fall hazard.
The affected chairs have a Leggett & Platt Office Components LP01 synchro slider mechanism, which lets the user adjust the depth of the seat. These sliders were installed on five brands of chairs: Hon, Hugg, JSI, Sitmatic, and Via Seating. The chairs were sold at Costco, OfficeMax, Office Depot, Staples, and other furniture stores, as well as online at the official websites for each of these stores, from July 2015 until February 2017 for between $300 and $3,500.
For a full list of model names and numbers affected by this recall, see the official CPSC release.
Although there have not been any incidents or injuries reported in connection with this recall, consumers are urged to stop using the chairs immediately. They should inspect the seat for looseness or wobbles and contact the company to receive a free repair.
For more information, consumers can reach Leggett & Platt at (844) 516-3615.