Due to a potential fall hazard, Steelcase is recalling its “Rocky” model swivel chairs. According to a recall summary posted on U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website, the back of the chair may separate from the base due to faulty screws connecting the two components. “The screws connecting the seat and back to the base of the chair can detach, posing a fall hazard to the user.” the notice states.
Approximately 17,000 units are affected by the recall. So far, there have been 311 reports of incidents related to the issue, according to Steelcase. One case resulted in an injury. The chairs were sold between August 2005 and June 2015 and priced between $500 and $1,550.
The recall affects 12 models manufactured between 2005 and 2015. Model numbers are located on the underside of the seat. The chairs were sold in black and white with either a four-star wheel base or five-star wheel base. Customers had the option of choosing an upholstered seat and back, seat only or no upholstery.