Fall Hazard Prompts Recall of 2,350 Sonoma Valley Bar Stools

Posted on May 8, 2012

Defects can occur in just about any product, and as you’ll soon see, even the very chair you’re sitting on might be deemed unsafe.

Salt Lake City-based Intercon has announced a recall of their Sonoma Valley Swivel Top Bar Stools due to a potential danger these items could pose to users.  Manufactured in China by Gaomi Yatai Wooden Wooden Ware and then imported by Intercon, around 2,350 stools in total are affected.

There are two models encompassed by the recall:  a 24” model and a 30” model.  Each of these models are wooden with a cream-colored cushion.  Although the stools have separate model numbers, neither type has the number displayed anywhere on the chair.

The problem has to do with the bolts holding the legs to the stool.  These bolts can loosen, posing a fall hazard due to the seat suddenly being dislodged from the legs.  One report of bolt loosening has been brought to the attention of Havertys Furniture Company, the exclusive retailer of this stool, but in that instance, no one was injured.

The items were sold between October 2010 and this past March for either $270 or $300.  Consumers can expect to receive a repair kit and free installation of the new bolts.

I know firsthand as a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer how many seemingly safe household items can be hiding a potentially devastating defect.  This is why I urge as a personal injury attorney in Long Beach that everyone out there pay close attention to recall announcements.

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