Office Depot has announced a voluntary recall of more than 300,000 of its Brand Biella leather desk chairs in the United States and an additional 12,000 in Canada due to an inadequate welding connecting the gas powered lift to the seat plate, potentially allowing the chair to disconnect from the base and putting the seat’s occupant at risk for a fall.
The international office supply chain has received 11 complaints regarding of the chairs breaking and consumers falling while sitting in the chairs. Several of these complaints included reports of minor cuts and bruises as a result.
Office Depot sold he recalled chairs exclusively at its stores nationwide and online from January 2002 through December 2008 for $55 on average. These mid-back model chairs feature a label on the underside of the chair seat leather chairs imprinted with stock-keeping unit number 130548, “REG. No. PA-25498 (CN),” and a label proclaiming that the product is “made in China.”
Owners of the affected chair models should immediately discontinue their use, and contact Office Depot’s recall hotline to claim a $55 store card that can be utilized to purchase a working replacement chair or other Office Depot products.
As a Sacramento personal injury lawyer, I’m hopeful this defective product is successfully recalled before anyone else is injured. If you have been harmed by a malfunctioning product, please consider discussing your case with a Burlingame personal injury attorney.