Recall: High-Leg Recliner Chairs Recalled by Lane Furniture Industries Inc.

Note: Phone number changes.

Originally issued May 22, 2003, Revised January 11, 2007
Release # 03-131
Company Phone Number: (662) 566-3728
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, Lane Furniture Industries Inc. Announce Recall of High-Leg Recliner Chairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: High-Leg Recliner Chairs

Units: 620,000

Manufacturer: Lane Furniture Industries Inc., of Tupelo, Miss.

Hazard: A mechanism in the footrest can create a pinch point that can cause injury if consumers open or recline the chair by reaching underneath the footrest.

Incidents/Injuries: Lane has received 18 reports of incidents involving the recliner chairs, including lacerations, cut fingernails and three reports of broken bones.

Description: The recall includes three-position, high-leg recliner chairs that have a five-digit style number beginning with 026 or 027 and a shipping date prior to May 2002. The style number and shipping date can be found on a small label located either underneath the footrest or under the chair itself. High-leg recliner chairs measure 7 inches to 9 inches from the floor.

Sold at: Furniture stores nationwide from December 1989 through April 2002 for between $500 and $1,200.

Manufactured in: U.S.A.

Remedy: Contact Lane Furniture Industries to receive a repair kit.

Consumer Contact: Lane Furniture Industries at (662) 566-3728 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site

Picture of Recalled High-Leg Recliner Chair