(WPR) — Office chairs, bed handles and smoke/carbon monoxide detectors are some of the items currently on the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s recall list.
More than one million chairs from Office Depot are being recalled after reports of some serious injuries due to a defect.
The recall affects 1.4 million Gibson Leather Task Chairs. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the mounting plate weld can break and separate the seat from the base of the chair, causing a fall hazard to consumers.
Office Depot has received about 153 reports of the seat plate weld cracking or breaking; including 25 reports of contusions, abrasions and reports of injuries to the head, neck and a fractured back and hip.
The affected chairs have the SKU number 105479 and the registration numbers PA 27248 (CN), PA 25498 (CN), PA 25276 (HK) or CA 35181 (RC) that can be found next to the words “Made in China” which is printed on a label located on the underside of the seats.
The chairs were sold exclusively at Office Depot and online from 2003 thru 2012 for $40. Consumers should stop using the chairs and return them to Office Dept for a $55 store merchandise credit.
Bed Handles Inc. is recalling adult portable bed handles, due to an entrapment and strangulation hazard.
According to the CPSC, when the handles are attached to an adult’s bed without the use of safety retention straps, the handles can shift out of place – creating a dangerous gap between the bed handle and the side of the mattress. Three women died after being entrapped between the mattress and bed handles.
Recalled models include the Original Bedside Assistant® (BA10W), the Travel Handles™ (BA11W) which is sold as a set of two bed handles, and the Adjustable Bedside Assistant® (AJ1).
The handles were sold by home health care stores nationwide from January 1994 thru December 2007.
For free safety retention straps, consumers should contact Bed Handles Inc. at (800) 725-6903 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at http://bedhandles.com/recall.html
Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Nest Labs is recalling 440,000 Nest Protect Smoke + CO alarms because they fail to sound alerts.
According to the CPSC, the alarms have a special feature which allows a user to switch off the device with a wave of the hand. However, Nest Protect Smoke + CO alarms came from the factory with the Nest Wave feature enabled and with the slider button in the “On” position in Nest Protect Settings.
The alarms were sold for about $130 at retailers nationwide, including Best Buy and Home Depot, as well as online at nest.com, amazon.com, bestbuy.com and homedepot.com between Nov. 15, 2013 and April 3, 2014.
The repair is an automatic electronic update that disables the Nest Wave feature and is delivered automatically to devices connected wirelessly to the Internet and linked to a Nest account. Consumers should take one of the following actions:
Consumers who have not connected their Nest Protect devices to their wireless network and linked them to a Nest account should immediately do so. The devices will automatically receive the update that disables the Nest Wave feature. Customers should confirm that their devices have been updated by going to Nest Sense on their Nest account mobile or web application and ensuring that the button for Nest Wave is off and grayed out. Instructions on how to connect to a network and disable the feature are available at http://support.nest.com/article/Nest-Protect-Safety or by contacting Nest Labs at (800) 249-4280.
Consumers whose Nest Protect devices are connected to their wireless network and linked to a Nest account should immediately confirm the receipt of an automatic repair that disabled the Nest Wave feature by going to Nest Sense on their Nest account mobile or web application and ensuring that the button for Nest Wave is set to “off” and grayed out. No further action is required and consumers can continue to use their devices.