Falling risk prompts West Elm folding chair recall

Posted on April 9, 2012

West Elm, a division of Williams-Sonoma Incorporated, of San Francisco, California, has issued a voluntary recall for approximately 10,000 of its folding chairs because they pose a falling risk. Chairs affected by this recall are fully assembled West Elm solid wood folding chairs sold at West Elm retail outlets across the United States, through the West Elm catalog and website from September 2011 to January 2012 for between $20 and $40 and available in chocolate, white, or red model colors, and purchased in packages of two and four as well as individually. When unfolded, the chairs measure 31-inches high by 19-inches deep by 17-inches wide. A label affixed to the seat’s underside reads “West Elm.”

The company has received at least 14 consumer complaints of chairs collapsing, breaking or cracking during normal use. Two users reported sustaining minor injuries incurred in a fall due to a collapsed chair. Owners of affected chairs should discontinue their use immediately. The product manufacturer is offering consumers of these recalled chairs a full refund of their purchase price.

As a licensed San Francisco personal injury lawyer, I hope information about this recall is spread effectively to decrease the risk that anyone else will be injured by this defective product. If you or someone you love has been hurt by a malfunctioning product, please consider seeking the legal counsel of an experienced Bakersfield personal injury attorney.

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