When a business is equipping its office, it is not uncommon to head to Office Depot for desks, chairs and other office supplies. The same is true for West Virginia homeowners, especially those who work from home. When doing this, one of the last things most individuals consider is whether the products they are purchasing are on recall lists. Most consumers believe that companies would not manufacture or sell defective household products. Unfortunately, though, they do, and this appears to be the case with some Office Depot executive chairs.
Office Depot has recently issued a recall that may affect household consumers, as well as businesses. According to reports from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the company has received multiple incident reports regarding some of its office chairs. The seat plate weld is breaking or cracking.
The recall is for roughly 300,000 Crawley II executive chairs. These chairs are black and adjustable with a high back. The base is also black and features five wheels. The chairs were reportedly sold online and at OfficeMax and Office Depot retail stores for roughly $140 between October 2012 and September 2015.
So far, no injuries have occurred of which Office Depot is aware. However, it is recommended that consumers stop using these chairs immediately to avoid risk of injury. Office Depot is offering free seat plate replacements for all chair owners.
West Virginia residents who have been injured by one of these chairs have the rights to consider legal actions. When a person suffers a serious injury as a result of a defective product, there could be a claim for product liability against the manufacturer, distributor and even retailer. Defective household products can result in extensive medical bills and time lost from work, as well as pain and suffering, all of which can be cited in a lawsuit.
Source: wdtn.com, “Office Depot recalling 300K chairs due to faulty seat plate“, Jan. 8, 2016