Recall: Plastic Stack Chairs Recalled by S.I.T.

December 11, 2002
Release # 03-051
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 611-4664
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Mark Ross, (301) 504-7076

CPSC and S.I.T. Announce Recall of Plastic Stack Chairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), S.I.T. Inc., of Quincy, Mass., is voluntarily recalling about 80,000 plastic stack chairs. The chairs can collapse during use, causing the consumer to suffer injuries from falls.

S.I.T. has received two reports of the chairs collapsing. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves "Cometa" green and white plastic stack chairs. UPC numbers 0-82294-319754 (white) and 0-82294-319785 (green) are located on a label on the front of the chair. "Made in Italy" and "Not Recommended for Use on Polished or Smooth Surfaces" are also printed on the label.

Drug stores sold the plastic stack chairs nationwide from April 2000 through September 2002 for between $4 and $6.

Consumers should stop using these plastic chairs immediately and contact S.I.T. to receive a refund. For more information, consumers can contact S.I.T. toll-free at (800) 611-4664 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Picture of Recalled Chair