Big Lots, popular American retail company headquartered in Ohio, has announced a substantial hanging chair recall, which spans nearly 16,000 units total. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)’s recall notice states that when the chairs swing sideways away from the base, they may tip over unexpectedly.
The hanging chair recall involves egg-shaped chairs hanging from a chain. The chain, which connects to the brown wicker chair with a red cushion, is linked to a black metal pole with a U-shaped base at the bottom.
Before the hanging chair recall was announced, Big Lots received information regarding eight separate incidents of hanging chairs falling in stores with consumers sitting inside them. Minor injuries were recorded in five of the eight incidents.
From December 2014 through January 2015, the recalled hanging chairs were sold exclusively at Big Lots stores nationwide. The hanging chair, including the base, sold for a total of $300. The hanging chairs were manufactured in China.
All of the recalled hanging chairs should be returned to any Big Lots store for a full refund of the purchase price. Big Lots says consumers may discard the base of the hanging chair.
For more information on the hanging chair recall, contact Big Lots toll-free at 866-244-5687 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.biglots.com and click on “Recalls” at the bottom.