OfficeMax Recalls Tasks Chairs Following Injury ReportsSep 2, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP OfficeMax Inc., of Naperville, Ill. is recalling around 216,000 Office Max Task Chairs because of a fall hazard. According to the recall notice, OfficeMax has received about 35 reports of the chair backs or posts breaking, including 15 reports of injuries involving lacerations, muscle strains, contusions and concussions.
The recall involves OfficeMax Task Chairs with model numbers OM182 and OM96614. The model number is located under the chair’s seat on a white UPC label. The chairs are charcoal or dark charcoal in color and have black plastic arms and a rolling plastic and metal base.
The Task Chairs were sold in OfficeMax stores nationwide, on the firm’s Web site www.officemax.com, in OfficeMax catalogs, and through direct commercial sales to businesses from September 2003 through July 2008 for between $40 and $65.
Consumers should immediately stop using the chairs and return them to any OfficeMax store for a full refund or a $55 gift card if the consumer does not have a receipt. For additional information, contact OfficeMax at (800) 283-7674 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.officemax.com,