Friday, August 24, 2007

After China, Malaysia Joins In The List For Product Origin Recall

After China, Malaysia joins in the list for product origin recall:

J.C. Penney Spindle-Back Chairs
August 23, 2007

J.C. Penney is recalling about 4,000 spindle-back chairs. The wood stretchers can split while in use and the chairs can collapse, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

J. C. Penney has received four reports of chairs splitting and collapsing. One minor whiplash injury has been reported.

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.

The chairs were sold exclusively through J.C. Penney catalog and online stores from April 2006 through June 2007 for about $250 for a set of four chairs.

The chairs were manufactured in Malaysia.

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.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact J.C. Penney toll-free at (888) 333-6063 anytime or visit the company’s Web site at

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

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