Consumer safety officials are recalling office chairs sold at TJ Maxx and other retailers because the backrests can suddenly break, potentially causing injury.
The chairs were made by Chinese manufacturing company Anji Guotai and were sold at Marshalls, HomeGoods and Homesense, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The chairs have a seat with circle cushions, an adjustable metal stand, five wheels and a horizontal oval for the backrest.
Retailers sold nearly 82,000 of the chairs between June 2019 and December 2022, priced between $60 and $70. The CPSC has received 10 reports of people injured when the back of the chair broke or became detached from the chair, including one concussion.
The seats are available in black, brown, cream, floral, grey, light blue, mint, navy blue, orange, pink or white with product numbers GT646, GT646A, GT646AA, GT646AB or GT646AABO. About 1,000 of those were also sold in Canada, the commission said.
Customers who purchased a seat must return it for a full refund, the CPSC said. Anyone with questions regarding the recall can contact TJ Maxx’s parent company TJX Companies at 1-888-359-4763 or visit https://www.recallrtr.com/officechair.
“At TJX, product safety is very important to us,” a company spokesperson told CBS MoneyWatch in a statement. “We encourage anyone who believes they have one of these seats to participate in the recall.”
Office chairs mark TJX’s second recall this year. The CPSC recalled nearly 75 bookcases from the company last month because the items could potentially lean forward and topple over on their own. The Aderes brand bookcases sold for about $800 in the U.S. between October 2021 and March 2022, according to the CPSC.
TJX is based in Massachusetts and operates approximately 4,700 stores in nine countries. The company agreed to pay the CPSC a $13 million fine last year for selling about 1,200 previously recalled products. The company sold bar stools, steins, portable speakers, baby sleepers, folding lawn chairs and other recalled items in its brick-and-mortar stores between March 2014 and October 2019, CPSC officials said.
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