May 26, 2014

Cuts, Bruises, a Broken Back

1 Injuries Trigger Huge Office Chair Recall

"This happened twice to me, and I switched to a standing desk!"
- Sammy in the comments

It may seem frivolous at a time of massive General Motors recalls, but it's a serious matter to those who've been victimized and are now applauding the Office Depot for recalling some 1.4 million desk chairs after at least 25 reported injuries due to a faulty weld that can cause the seat to detach from the base of the chair. The chair in question, a black, armless, adjustable Gibson Leather Task Chair with five wheels and bearing the SKU number 105479, was sold at Home Depot and Office Depot stores from 2003 through 2012, and has so far resulted in 153 complaints, and injuries ranging from contusions and abrasions to head and neck injuries and at least one fractured hip and back. Customers who return the chair, which initially cost about $40, can get a full refund or a $55 store credit.

More at Ibtimes.com | Posted 3 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Tags: Workplace Injuries, Office Chair Recalled, Office Depot Recall, Gibson Leather Task Chair Recall

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