Recall: J.C. Penney Recalls Spindle-Back Chairs Due to Fall Hazard

August 23, 2007
Release #07-288

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 333-6063
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

J.C. Penney Recalls Spindle-Back Chairs Due to Fall Hazard

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

Name of Product: Windsor Spindle-Back Side Chairs

Units: About 4,000

Importer: J.C. Penney, of Plano, Texas

Hazard: The wood stretchers can split while in use and the chairs can collapse, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: J. C. Penney has received four reports of chairs splitting and collapsing. One minor whiplash injury has been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Windsor Spindle-Back side chair sets. The set is comprised of four chairs made of solid hardwood. Each chair measures 36 inches high. The backs and legs are painted white and the seat is a natural wood color.

Sold by: Exclusively through J.C. Penney catalog and online stores from April 2006 through June 2007 for about $250 for a set of four chairs.

Manufactured in: Malaysia

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled chairs immediately and contact J.C. Penney to obtain free replacement chairs. Consumers also can return the chairs to their closest J.C. Penney store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact J.C. Penney toll-free at (888) 333-6063 anytime or visit the company’s Web site at

Picture of recalled Spindle-Back Side Chair