The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced a voluntary recall of the Office Depot Brand Biella Leather Desk Chair. The chair was manufactured by Wonderful Year Inc., China, and imported by Swinton Avenue Trading, Boca Raton, Fla.
According to a news release, the weld connecting the seat plate to the gas lift can fail, causing the chair to separate from the base and poses a fall hazard to the user.
Office Depot has received 11 reports of the chairs breaking and users falling while seated resulting in injuries including contusions and abrasions.
The recall involves the mid-back height black leather chairs with SKU number 130548 which were sold from January 2002 through December 2008 for about $55.
Consumers should immediately stop using the chairs and contact Office Depot’s recall hotline at (866) 403-3763 to receive a $55 store card that may be used for a replacement chair or other store merchandise