In the wake of 25 reported injuries, Office Depot issued a recall on Thursday of approximately 1.4 million desk chairs.
The office supply superstore’s Gibson Leather Task Chairs are at risk of containing a faulty mounting plate weld, which is now being labeled as a potential fall hazard, according to a report released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
“The mounting plate weld can break and separate the seat from the base of the chair,” the CPSC said of the recall.
According to the report, the potential default has been reported 153 times with 25 customers relating contusions, abrasions, unidentified head and neck injuries and one incident of a fractured back and hip, to the recalled items. Following the reported injuries, Office Depot advised customers to immediately discontinue use of their Gibson Leather Task Chairs.
The item, described as a black, armless, adjustable chair containing five wheels and containing the SKU number 105479, was reportedly sold at HomeDepot.com and at Office Depot retail stores from 2003 through 2012 for approximately $40.
Customers affected by the recall can receive a full refund by returning the defective item(s) to any Office Depot store location for a $55 store credit.
For more information, consumers can contact Office Depot customer relations toll-free by calling: (866) 403-3763 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Office Depot representatives can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week online or by calling: 1-800-463-3768.