The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of Steelcase “Rocky” model swivel chairs. The screws connecting the seat and back to the base of the chair can detach, posing a fall hazard to the user.
The CPSC advises consumers to immediately stop using the recalled chairs and contact Steelcase to arrange for a free repair. Steelcase has received 311 reports of incidents, including one report of an injury.
The recall includes about 17,000 chairs. Twelve models of Steelcase “Rocky” swivel chairs manufactured between 2005 and 2015 are being recalled. The molded polypropylene chairs were available in black and white with the option of an upholstered seat and back, seat only or no upholstery. The chairs have a foldable seat, molded-in arms and either a four-star wheelbase or a five-star wheelbase. The model number is located on the underside of the seat. A list of models can be found on the CPSC web site. The chairs were manufactured in the U.S. from 2005 to 2011 and in Mexico from 2011-2015.
Steelcase dealers nationwide sold the chairs from August 2005 to June 2015 for between $500 and $1,550.
Consumers can contact Steelcase at 800-210-5109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.steelcase.com. Click on “Rocky Chair Recall” for more information. Consumers can also email Steelcase at email@example.com.