Office Depot Recalls 1.4 Million Gibson Leather Task Chairs Due to Fall Hazard

Office Depot Recalls 1.4 Million Gibson Leather Task Chairs Due to Fall Hazard
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May 22, 2014

Office Depot has announced a recall affecting 1.4 million Office Depot Gibson leather task chairs. The mounting plate weld can break and separate the seat from the base of the chair, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

The adjustable task chairs in question are black and armless, and have a black base with five wheels. The affected chairs have the SKU number 105479 and the registration numbers PA 27248 (CN), PA 25498 (CN), PA 25276 (HK) or CA 35181 (RC) that can be found next to the words 'Made in China' which is printed on a label located on the underside of the seats.

Office Depot has received about 153 reports of the seat plate weld cracking or breaking, including 25 reports of contusions, abrasions and reports of injuries to the head, neck and a fractured back and hip which required medical attention.

The recalled Gibson leather task chairs were sold at Office Depot retail stores, as well as online from 2003 through 2012 for about $40.

Consumers should immediately stop using the chairs and return them to any Office Depot store location for a $55 store merchandise credit.

For further details on this recall, contact Office Depot toll-free at 866-403-3763.