According to news sources, a recall has been issued by Steelcase Inc., for about 11,000 units of Amia Desk Chairs due to a fall hazard arising from the possibility of the pivot pins located under the chair seat to fall out. The pivot pins are installed as part of the control mechanism of the recalled chairs.
The company, Steelcase Inc., has announced the voluntary recall in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) due to the fall hazard that desk chairs pose to unsuspecting consumers. The recalled desk chairs have a manufacture date between March 1, 2011 through June 6, 2011. The manufacture date can be found underneath the chair seat, which either comes in leather or fabric.
There have been no injuries reported to date.
Consumers may contact the company at (800) 391-7194 for a free adhesive cover which can be applied over the pivot pins on the chair reportedly in less than five minutes.
As a Riverside personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen recalls of this kind in the past and know the severity of the hazards they entail. I hope this information can help raise awareness about this recalled product. If you or a loved one has been injured through the use or consumption of a defective product, speak with a personal injury attorney Riverside to learn about the legal options available to you. Please, continue to visit our blog for regular updates about unsafe and dangerous consumer products.