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The chair is black, armless and has an adjustable base with five wheels. It has been sold in Office Depot stores and online from 2003-2012. Office Depot has now received about 153 reports concerning the cracking or breaking of the seat. There have been 25 reports of injuries including: contusions, abrasions, head injuries, neck injuries and fractures involving the back and hip.
Office Depot is asking that consumers immediately stop using the chairs and return them to any Office Depot location. Office Depot plans to compensate individuals who have purchased the chair with a $55.00 store credit. The chair originally cost $40.00.
If someone is injured due to a defective product, a products liability claim may exist. A claim may be pursued to pay for damages caused by the defective product such as medical bills, missed time from work and pain and suffering.
United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, “Office Depot Recalls Gibson Leather Task Chairs Due to Fall Hazard”