Nationwide Home Stores Recall Popular Chair, Injuries Reported

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September 13, 2018Sep 13, 2018

If you bought barstools from HomeGoods, TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, or Sierra Trading Post, you might need to return them. Those stores have issued a recall for two styles of barstools sold in their stores.

On September 11, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the voluntary recall of nearly 16,000 units of their Jimco Bistro Chair. The chairs are dangerous to the health of the owners.

According to the recall warning, it's dangerous because “the chair’s seat can break, posing a fall hazard.”

The furniture company has already received five reports of the product breaking. There were injuries in two of those cases. One incident involving a bruised wrist while the other caused a cut to the leg.

According to the website, TJ Maxx and Marshalls sold the chairs individually for about $20 between January 2018 and June 2018. Both HomeGoods and Sierra Trading Post sold the chairs in a $130 set (two chairs and a table) during those same months.

Customers are to stop using the chairs “immediately” and contact their store or Jimco for instructions on how to return them for a “full refund of the purchase price."

On September 6, another set of barstools were sold in HomeGoods, TJ Maxx, and Marshall’s was recalled for a similar reason. That product was 1,100 TJX swiveled barstools, which posed a “fall hazard” because “the wood joints on the barstool can break.”

Four reports were received of those breaking. There were three reported injuries. Those were sold between September 2017 and December 2017 for between $100 and $130. The customers who purchased them are also eligible for a full refund.

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