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OfficeMax Task Chairs

Description: OfficeMax Recalls Office Chairs Due to Fall Hazard NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 1, 2009 Release # 09-336 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 283-7674 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 OfficeMax Recalls Office Chairs Due to Fall Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Office Max Task Chairs Units: About 216,000 Importer: OfficeMax Inc., of Naperville, Ill. Hazard: The back and the base post of the chair can break while in use, posing a fall hazard to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: OfficeMax has received about 35 reports of the chair backs or posts breaking, including 15 reports of injuries involving lacerations, muscle strains, contusions and concussions. Description: The recall involves OfficeMax Task Chairs with model numbers OM182 and OM96614. The model number is located under the chair’s seat on a white UPC label. The chairs are charcoal or dark charcoal in color and have black plastic arms and a rolling plastic and metal base. Sold at: OfficeMax stores nationwide, on the firm’s Web site www.officemax.com, in OfficeMax catalogs, and through direct commercial sales to businesses from September 2003 through July 2008 for between $40 and $65. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the chairs and return them to any OfficeMax store for a full refund or a $55 gift card if the consumer does not have a receipt. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact OfficeMax at (800) 283-7674 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.officemax.com [Source]

OfficeMax Task Chairs Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date09/01/2009
Recall ID5489
Recall Number09336
Product TypeChairs, Stools & Benches
HazardFall
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