Recall: Patio Chairs Recalled by Allibert

Note: Firm Out of Business. Please destroy or discard the product.


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Originally issued September 22, 1995, Revised August 20, 2003

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Release # 95-172


CPSC, Allibert Announced Recall Of Patio Chairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Allibert Inc. of Huntsville, N.C., recalled approximately 5,600 "Canasta" and "Corolia" multi-position resin patio chairs. The seat and back of these chairs may not lock or remain locked in position as intended, which could cause the chair to break or collapse during use.

Allibert Inc. was aware of 33 incidents of chairs collapsing in the United States. Although no injuries were reported in the U.S., the company was aware of three injuries that occurred in England. The most severe injury was a broken arm.

The multi-position resin chairs were sold individually and as part of a patio furniture set in three colors: white, green and gray granite. Canasta chairs, model number 42216, have mesh seat backs. The backs of Corolia chairs, model number 42166, are composed of nine vertical slats which each measure 1.25 inches wide. The chairs were distributed from October 1994 to September 1995 in retail stores primarily in the northeastern United States and can be identified by the name Allibert Inc., which is labeled on the cross bar of the front legs.

The firm is out of business and cannot be contacted. Consumers should destroy or discard the product.