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The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Whittier Wood Products Announce Recall of Pub Stools Which May Collapse

Aug 19, 2005 | Whittier Wood Products, of Eugene, Oregon, in cooperation with the CPSC, has announced the voluntary recall of about 2,200 Chelsea Pub Stools manufactured in Brazil. Customers should stop using the product immediately.
The amount of glue used to bond and hold the joints together on these stools could be insufficient.

As a result, these stools could break and collapse during use, causing consumers to fall. So far, no injuries have been reported

The stool is marketed under the brand name of GardenWood Furniture. The recalled pub stools include the Chelsea Pub Stools model numbers 986W and 986KFRS as indicated on the outside of the box.

Both stools are constructed with wood legs, seats, and back-rests. Seat height is 30 inches and was sold both unfinished (W) as well as in a clear, penetrating oil finish (KFRS). Units with Lot code #06222005 are not affected by this recall.

The products were sold by home centers, garden centers, outdoor furniture specialty retailers, and unfinished furniture stores nationwide from December 2004 through June 2005, for between $69 and $129.

Consumers can contact Whittier Wood Products to receive a replacement stool or a free, in-home repair kit at (800) 653-3336, Ext. 164 or Ext. 251 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday..

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