Office swivel chairs recalled

On January 25, 2011 the Cachet Swivel Chairs by Steelcase have been joint recalled.

The Joint Recall is with Steelcase Inc., Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC).

This recall involves Steelcase Cachet swivel office chairs that have a slotted seat and back design. The recalled chairs can be identified by model number 487 and the date of manufacture, which is printed on a label on the underside of the chair's base. Recalled chairs were manufactured between May 2002 and October 15, 2009.

What is the danger?

The front seat support part on the chairs can break, posing a fall hazard to anyone sitting in the chair.

Steelcase Inc. has received one report in the United States of the chair support failing, resulting in a back injury.

At time of the recall Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these chairs.

What should I do?

You should immediately stop using the recalled chair and contact Steelcase to receive further instructions on having their chair repaired or replaced. You can visit the Steelcase recall website for instructions on how to inspect their chair for cracks.

For more information, consumers may contact Steelcase toll-free at 1-800-391-7194 from 8AM to 5PM EST Monday through Friday or visit the Next link will take you to another Web site Steelcase recall website. You may also e-mail Steelcase at moc.esacleets|llacertehcac#moc.esacleets|llacertehcac.

How many of these were sold and where?

Approximately 3,980 of the recalled chairs were sold at various retailers across Canada.
In the United States, approximately 165,000 of the recalled chairs were distributed.

The chairs were sold from May 2002 to November 2009 in Canada and in the United States.

these recalled chairs were manufactured in the United States by Steelcase Inc. of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The distributor is Steelcase Canada Ltd. of Markham, Ontario.