WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, has announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Windsor Spindle-Back Side Chairs
Units: About 4,000
Importer: J.C. Penney, of Plano, Texas
Hazard: The wood stretchers can split while in use and the chairs can collapse, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: J. C. Penney has received four reports of chairs splitting and collapsing. One minor whiplash injury has been reported.
Description: This recall involves the Windsor Spindle-Back side chair sets. The set is comprised of four chairs made of solid hardwood. Each chair measures 36 inches high. The backs and legs are painted white and the seat is a natural wood color.
Sold by: Exclusively through J.C. Penney catalog and online stores from April 2006 through June 2007 for about $250 for a set of four chairs.
Manufactured in: Malaysia
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled chairs immediately and contact J.C. Penney to obtain free replacement chairs. Consumers also can return the chairs to their closest J.C. Penney store for a full refund.