Bistro set chairs recalled after collapsing when used
September 24, 2023 | 4:20 pm CDT

About 11,000 sets of bistro chairs and tables were recalled due to fall hazard.

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About 11,000 sets of bistro chairs and tables manufactured in Vietnam and sold at TJX, TJ Maxx, Homegoods, Homesense and Marshalls retail stores have been recalled after reports of the chairs breaking or collapsing and several injuries occurring as a result.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the chairs were imported by The TJX Companies Inc., of Framingham, Massachusetts, and were recalled due to a fall hazard.

The three-piece wooden folding chairs can collapse when consumers sit on them.

The CPSC said that the importer has received seven reports of the wooden frame of the chair breaking or collapsing when a consumer was seated on the chair, including four reports of minor injuries.

The Sept. 14 recall of 11,000 chairs involves wooden folding chairs sold as part of three-piece foldable bistro sets under the Panama Jack and House & Garden brands.

The sets consist of one small wooden table and two foldable chairs made with wood frames and black, anthracite, navy blue, beige, olive green, or off-white roping on the seat and back. They have either a Panama Jack or House & Garden hangtag that includes the chair and table dimensions and “Made in Vietnam.” The chair dimensions are 16.53” x 20.47 x 32.28” and the folding table dimensions are 23.62 x 23.62 x 28.74.


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