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Sauder Woodworking Co. recalls Gruga office chairs due to fall hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Sauder Woodworking Co., today announced a voluntary recall of Gruga Office Chairs. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Gruga Office Chairs

Units: About 70,000 in the United States and 2,300 in Canada

Importer: Sauder Woodworking Co., of Archbold, Ohio

Hazard: The seat plate can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Sauder Woodworking Co. has received 17 reports of seat plates breaking, two of which involved consumers falling and receiving bumps and bruises.

Description: The recalled chairs are entertainment, executive, manager's and task chairs with the brand name "GRUGA - Seating from Sauder." The chairs are sold in a variety of fabrics and colors. The model number and Universal Product Code (UPC) are on a tag attached to the bottom of the seat. A blue date code is stamped on the legal disclaimer label on the underside of the chair seat. Recalled chairs are dated August 2009 and later. The following chair models have been recalled:

Description | Model | UPC

Black Fabric Butterfly Chair | 403612 | 042666601627

Executive Chair Leather Brown | 404237 | 042666604659

Executive Chair Leather Black | 404238 | 042666604666

Executive Chair Fabric Black | 404240 | 042666604680

Executive Chair Leather Black | 404241 | 042666604697

Manager's Chair Fabric Black | 404242 | 042666604703

Manager's Chair Leather Black | 404243 | 042666604710

Task Chair Fabric Black | 404244 | 042666604727

Task Chair Fabric Black | 404245 | 042666604734

Task Chair Fabric Black | 404246 | 042666604741

Exec Chair Leather Black | 404260 | 042666604888

Manager's Chair Fabric Black | 404261 | 042666604895

Executive Chair Fabric Silver/Brown | 404279 | 042666605335

Executive Chair Leather Burnt Brown | 404281 | 042666605359

Air Seat Managers Chair | 404370 | 042666605373

Black Micro Fabric Executive | 404398 | 042666607742

Premium Executive Leather | 405147 | 042666609678

Premium Executive Fabric | 407688 | 042666609685

Fabric Manager's Chairs | 407702 | 042666609708

Leather Manager's Chair | 407894 | 042666609722

Deluxe Fabric Task Chair | 407895 | 042666609739

Executive Fabric Mesh Chair | 407896 | 042666609746

Executive Mesh Back Chair | 407897 | 042666609920

Task Chair | 408989 | 042666104920

Vinyl Manager's Chair | 408993 | 042666101561

Deluxe Leather Executive Chair | 409977 | 042666101578

X-Vibe Entertainment Chair | 410409 | 042666105187

X-Vibe Entertainment Chair | 410573 | 042666105170

Duraplush Mid Manager's Chair | 410593 | 042666104883

Duraplush Manager's Chair | 410879 | 042666104890

For photos of all 31 chairs, go to www.Sauder.com and click on Safety Notices, then click on the link for model numbers, descriptions and UPCs.

Sold at: Meijer, Menards, Shopko and Target and a variety of retail outlets nationwide, and online retailers including BestBuy.com and Kohls.com from August 2009 to September 2012 for between $79 and $399.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and contact Sauder for a free replacement seat plate and attachment tool.

Consumer Contact: Sauder Woodworking Company; toll-free (888) 800-4590, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or www.Sauder.com and click on Safety Notices for more information.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13030.html

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