Recall: Convertible Ladder-Chair Recalled by Maxton/Cox Furniture
The Commission is aware of 24 incidents in which either the steps of the ladder/chair split or the hinges pulled away from the wood causing users to fall or stumble. The 24 incidents involved 13 injuries which included a broken elbow, several cuts and multiple bruises. Another problem is the inherent instability of the product when climbing the ladder. The step placement and arrangement, and the structural design can cause the user to lose balance and fall.
Approximately, 4,500 wooden, convertible ladder/chairs were distributed and sold nationwide through Swiss Colony, J.C. Penney and Spiegel catalog companies from October, 1984 through July, 1987. The catalog companies' reference numbers are as follows:
Consumers should remove these ladder/chairs from use immediately and return them by mail or in person to the retailer where purchased for a refund. Consumers will be reimbursed for mailing cost in addition to the retail price of the item. For further information concerning this recall, consumers can call Maxton Industries/Cox Furniture, Inc. collect at l-919-844-3501.
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