Recall: Byer of Maine Recall to Exchange TriLite Stools

November 19, 2004
Alert #05-513

CPSC, Byer of Maine Announce Recall to Exchange TriLite Stools

The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: The TriLite Stool

Units: About 7,800

Manufacturer: The Byer Manufacturing Company, of Orono, Maine

Hazard: The legs of the stool can bend and the stools may collapse when used on smooth hard floor surfaces.

Incidents/Injuries: Several stool collapses reported by retailers. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall includes Byer of Maine TriLite Stools shipped between February 19, 2004 and June 16, 2004. The affected stools are only those that have been produced in China, specifically those that bear the Byer of Maine logo screen printed in silver ink on the plastic leg hub (see image below).

Sold at: Various retail stores across the United States for approximately $18.00.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers will be supplied with replacement stools on a two for one basis. Contact Byer of Maine to arrange for replacement.

Consumer Contact: Call Byer of Maine toll-free at (800) 338-0580 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at , or email the firm at

Picture of Recalled TriLite Stools Picture of Recalled TriLite Stools