On May 22, 2014, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Office Depot, announced the voluntary recall of Gibson Leather Task Chairs. The black, armless, adjustable chairs have a black base with five wheels. These chairs are sold exclusively at Office Depot retail stores and online. The sale of this recalled item was from 2003 through 2012 priced at approximately $40.
The recall was prompted due to the fact that the mounting plate weld can break and separate the seat from the base of the chair.
This poses a serious fall hazard to consumers. The affected chairs have the SKU number 105479 and the registration numbers which are located on the underside of the seats:
PA 27248 (CN)
PA 25498 (CN)
PA 25276 (HK)
CA 35181 (RC)
Consumers are urged to immediately stop using the chairs and return them to any Office Depot store location for a $55 store merchandise credit. Contact Office Depot toll-free at (866) 403-3763 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.officedepot.com and select Recall Notices under “Customer Service” at the bottom of the page for more information.
As a consumer, safety advocate, and trial lawyer, I am continually troubled by the fact that manufacturers and retailers continue to sell dangerous products. Manufacturers, in their zeal to get products on the market, often cut corners and overlook safety when designing and manufacturing products. Manufacturers have an obligation and opportunity to thoroughly assess product safety before the launch of a product. It should not take a person to get injured for a manufacturer to make a product safe.
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