The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Sauder Woodworking Company, of Archbold, Ohio, announced a voluntary recall of about 70,000 Gruga Office Chairs in the United States and 2,300 in Canada.
Hazard: The seat plate can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Sauder Woodworking Company has received 17 reports of seat plates breaking, two of which involved consumers falling and receiving bumps and bruises.
Description: The recalled chairs are entertainment, executive, manager's and task chairs with the brand name "GRUGA - Seating from Sauder." The chairs are sold in a variety of fabrics and colors. The model number and Universal Product Code (UPC) are on a tag attached to the bottom of the seat. A blue date code is stamped on the legal disclaimer label on the underside of the chair seat. Recalled chairs are dated August 2009 and later. The following chair models have been recalled:
|Black Fabric Butterfly Chair||403612||042666601627|
|Executive Chair Leather Brown||404237||042666604659|
|Executive Chair Leather Black||404238||042666604666|
|Executive Chair Fabric Black||404240||042666604680|
|Executive Chair Leather Black||404241||042666604697|
|Manager's Chair Fabric Black||404242||042666604703|
|Manager's Chair Leather Black||404243||042666604710|
|Task Chair Fabric Black||404244||042666604727|
|Task Chair Fabric Black||404245||042666604734|
|Task Chair Fabric Black||404246||042666604741|
|Exec Chair Leather Black||404260||042666604888|
|Manager's Chair Fabric Black||404261||042666604895|
|Executive Chair Fabric Silver/Brown||404279||042666605335|
|Executive Chair Leather Burnt Brown||404281||042666605359|
|Air Seat Managers Chair||404370||042666605373|
|Black Micro Fabric Executive||404398||042666607742|
|Premium Executive Leather||405147||042666609678|
|Premium Executive Fabric||407688||042666609685|
|Fabric Manager's Chairs||407702||042666609708|
|Leather Manager's Chair||407894||042666609722|
|Deluxe Fabric Task Chair||407895||042666609739|
|Executive Fabric Mesh Chair||407896||042666609746|
|Executive Mesh Back Chair||407897||042666609920|
|Vinyl Manager's Chair||408993||042666101561|
|Deluxe Leather Executive Chair||409977||042666101578|
|X-Vibe Entertainment Chair||410409||042666105187|
|X-Vibe Entertainment Chair||410573||042666105170|
|Duraplush Mid Manager's Chair||410593||042666104883|
|Duraplush Manager's Chair||410879||042666104890|
|Air Comfort Executive Chair||412429||042666109284|
For photos of all 31 chairs, go to www.Sauder.com and click on Safety Notices, then click on the link for model numbers, descriptions and UPCs.
Sold at: Meijer, Menards, Shopko and Target and a variety of retail outlets nationwide, and online retailers including BestBuy.com and Kohls.com from August 2009 to September 2012 for between $79 and $399.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and contact Sauder for a free replacement seat plate and attachment tool.
Consumer Contact: Sauder Woodworking Company; toll-free (888) 800-4590, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or www.Sauder.com and click on Safety Notices for more information.