Saturday, July 18, 2009

Butterfly Chairs Recalled by Hobby Lobby Stores Due to Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Leather Butterfly Chairs

Units: About 500

Importer: Hobby Lobby Stores, of Oklahoma City, Okla.

Hazard: The chair legs can detach unexpectedly causing the chair to collapse, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Hobby Lobby Stores has received nine reports of the chairs collapsing, resulting in minor injuries including contusions.

Description: This recall involves brown leather butterfly chairs with copper tubing legs. The leather seat has stitching similar to baseball stitching. Item# MI-1007 and PO#9073513 are printed on the front of the hang tag.

Sold at: Hobby Lobby Stores nationwide from February 2009 through April 2009 for about $200.

Manufactured in: India

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the chairs and return them to the nearest Hobby Lobby for a full refund or exchange card.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Hobby Lobby Stores at (800) 326-7931 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., or visit the firm's Web site at www.hobbylobby.com .

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