WASHINGTON - Office Depot is recalling approximately 319,000 Biella leather desk chairs after receiving 11 reports of the chairs breaking and consumers falling while seated.
The recall was jointly announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada. About 307,000 of the chairs were sold in the U.S. and 12,000 were sold in Canada, according to the CPSC.
According to CPSC, the weld connecting the seat place to the gas lift can fail creating a potential fall hazard.
Some of the consumer complaints have included reports of injuries such as minor contusions and abrasions.
Office Depot's Biella chairs were manufactured in China by Wonderful Year Inc. and imported by Swinton Avenue Trading of Boca Raton, FL. They sold for about $55 each at Office Depot and its website between January 2002 and December 2008.
Consumers are urged to contact Office Depot's recall hotline to receive a $55 store card.
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