Prestigio office chairs are being recalled for fall hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
The chairs’ seat plate can break, which is what poses a fall and injury hazard to consumers. To date, Office Depot, the chairs’ importer, has received 78 reports of incidents involving seat plates breaking. One report of a fall injury has been received.
The 8,400 recalled Realspace Soho Prestigio High-Back Leather Chairs were manufactured by True Innovations LLC, of Hong Kong, China; imported by Office Depot Inc., of Boca Raton, Florida; and sold exclusively at Office Depot retail stores, nationwide and online at OfficeDepot.com, from October 288 through February 2011. The defective Realspace chairs sold for about $250 each.
This recall involves Prestigio model leather office chairs. The high-back leather chairs were sold in black and have a five-leg metallic finish base with casters. The SKU number “181-265” and the words “Realspace Soho” and “Prestigio High-Back Chair Black Leather” can be found on a label located on the underside of the seat.
The firm is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled Realspace chairs and contact True Innovations for a free seat repair kit, including a replacement seat plate and an installation tool. True Innovations may be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.379.9773, between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time (ET), Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website.