Steelcase Recalls Some Swivel Chairs Because They Can Break

swivel chairSteelcase Inc. recalled about 165,000 of its Cachet Swivel Chairs because the front seat support can crack and break, dumping consumers off the chair, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The Grand Rapids, Mich. company got one report of the support failing, causing a back injury, CPSC said.The recall affects all Steelcase Cachet Swivel Chairs with model number 487, made between May 2002 and Oct. 15, 2009. The chairs have a plastic slotted seat and back, and some had cushions.

The model number and manufacture dates are printed on a label on the chair base's bottom. The chairs were sold online and at Steelcase dealers and retailers nationwide, including Healthy Back Store, CSN, Home Office Solutions, Office & Co. and Sam Flax stores between May 2002 and November 2009. Prices ran to $600.

Consumers should check the chairs for cracks and if they find them, stop using them and contact Steelcase for a replacement. If the chair doesn't have cracks, contact Steelcase for replacement chair supports and check for cracks from time to time until the chair supports are replaced. Call Steelcase at (800) 391-7194 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern, Monday through Friday.

In November, L.L. Bean recalled some of its folding camp rockers because plastic parts could break.
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