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From Products Liability Law Daily, August 9, 2016

Fall hazard prompts recall of swivel dining and lounge chairs

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

Brown Jordan Services, of St. Augustine, Florida, has recalled around 265,000 swivel dining and lounge chairs because the base of the chair can break during normal use, posing a fall hazard. An additional 16,000 chairs were sold in Canada (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 16-240, August 9, 2016).

Incidents and injuries. The firm has received 410 reports of the swivel chairs breaking, including 16 reports of injuries, primarily bruises and abrasions resulting from falls.

Product description. This recall involves Hampton Bay Fall River swivel dining and lounge chairs. The chairs are made of steel with a round swivel base and arm rests. The chairs have a red or green cushion, or are prepared for a custom slipcover with white liner fabric covering the cushions. Chairs were sold in either sets of two or as part of patio sets, which included accompanying patio tables.

The chairs, which were manufactured by JiangSu Sunnyland Furniture Manufacturing Co. Ltd., of China, were sold exclusively at Home Depot nationwide and online at homedepot.com from October 2012 through January 2015 for about $200 for a set of two chairs to $550 for a 7-piece patio set.

Remedy. Consumers should stop using the chairs immediately and contact Brown Jordan Services for a free repair kit.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Brown Jordan Services toll-free at 855-899-2127 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET on Monday through Friday or online at www.bjsoutdoor.com. Click on "Customer Care" and then "Recall Information."

Companies: Brown Jordan Services; The Home Depot; JiangSu Sunnyland Furniture Manufacturing Co. Ltd.

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