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Sauder Woodworking Company Recalls Gruga Office Chairs Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Recall Summary

Name of product: Gruga Office Chairs

Hazard: The seat plate can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and contact Sauder for a free replacement seat plate and attachment tool.

Consumer Contact:
Sauder Woodworking Company; toll-free (888) 800-4590, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or www.Sauder.com and click on Safety Notices for more information.

Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13030.html

Recall Details

Units: About 70,000 in the United States and 2,300 in Canada

Description: The recalled chairs are entertainment, executive, manager's and task chairs with the brand name "GRUGA – Seating from Sauder." The chairs are sold in a variety of fabrics and colors. The model number and Universal Product Code (UPC) are on a tag attached to the bottom of the seat. A blue date code is stamped on the legal disclaimer label on the underside of the chair seat. Recalled chairs are dated August 2009 and later. The following chair models have been recalled:

Description

Model

UPC

Black Fabric Butterfly Chair

403612

042666601627

Executive Chair Leather Brown

404237

042666604659

Executive Chair Leather Black

404238

042666604666

Executive Chair Fabric Black

404240

042666604680

Executive Chair Leather Black

404241

042666604697

Manager's Chair Fabric Black

404242

042666604703

Manager's Chair Leather Black

404243

042666604710

Task Chair Fabric Black

404244

042666604727

Task Chair Fabric Black

404245

042666604734

Task Chair Fabric Black

404246

042666604741

Exec Chair Leather Black

404260

042666604888

Manager's Chair Fabric Black

404261

042666604895

Executive Chair Fabric Silver/Brown

404279

042666605335

Executive Chair Leather Burnt Brown

404281

042666605359

Air Seat Managers Chair

404370

042666605373

Black Micro Fabric Executive

404398

042666607742

Premium Executive Leather

405147

042666609678

Premium Executive Fabric

407688

042666609685

Fabric Manager's Chairs

407702

042666609708

Leather Manager's Chair

407894

042666609722

Deluxe Fabric Task Chair

407895

042666609739

Executive Fabric Mesh Chair

407896

042666609746

Executive Mesh Back Chair

407897

042666609920

Task Chair

408989

042666104920

Vinyl Manager's Chair

408993

042666101561

Deluxe Leather Executive Chair

409977

042666101578

X-Vibe Entertainment Chair

410409

042666105187

X-Vibe Entertainment Chair

410573

042666105170

Duraplush Mid Manager's Chair

410593

042666104883

Duraplush Manager's Chair

410879

042666104890

Air Comfort Executive Chair

412429

042666109284

For photos of all 31 chairs, go to www.Sauder.com and click on Safety Notices, then click on the link for model numbers, descriptions and UPCs.

Incidents/Injuries: Sauder Woodworking Company has received 17 reports of seat plates breaking, two of which involved consumers falling and receiving bumps and bruises.
Sold at: Meijer, Menards, Shopko and Target and a variety of retail outlets nationwide, and online retailers including BestBuy.com and Kohls.com from August 2009 to September 2012 for between $79 and $399.

Importer: Sauder Woodworking Company, of Archbold, Ohio

Manufactured in: China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

Media Contact
Please use the numbers below for all media requests:
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Use this toll-free number for any questions about a recall:

(800) 638-2772, (TTY) 301 595-7054 for hearing impaired
Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime.
Hotline can be used to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products—such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals—contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov.  To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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