About 81,700 office chairs, including about 1,000 sold in Canada, have been recalled due to a fall hazard. The chairs were made in China, imported by TJX Companies Inc., of Framingham, Massachusetts, and sold through Marshalls, T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods and Homesense stores nationwide from June 2019 through December 2022 for between $60 and $70.
This is the second recall in as many months of furniture products imported by TJX Companies. In February, it had to recall bookcases due to tipover and entrapment hazards.
In this case, the back of the chair can break or detach from the seat base when a consumer is seated in the chair, posing a fall hazard. This recall involves office chairs with a circle cushioned seat that attaches to an adjustable metal stand and five wheels. The back of the chair is a cushioned horizontal oval. The recalled office chairs were sold in white, black, gray, floral, pink, orange, navy, light blue, brown, mint and cream colors. The cushion is covered in either velvet, linen, boucle or faux leather.
The firm has received 12 reports in which the back of the chair broke or detached from the seat base when a consumer was seated in a chair at a store, including 10 reports of injuries, including contusions, strains, numbness, bruising and one reported concussion.
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