Big Lots recently announced a recall of their Microfiber Glider Recliners with Ottomans and Leather Glider Recliners with Ottomans. The recall was initiated after the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) received two reports of children under age two who were found trapped at the neck between horizontal components of the frame at the back of the chair. In both incidents, adults were able to release the children who suffered no permanent injuries.
An exposed gap between the moving parts of the chair and the base framework can allow access to toddlers and infants, posing an entrapment hazard. In addition, other exposed moving parts on the chair and the ottoman can pose finger pinching and crushing hazards to older children and adults.
The recalled reclining glider/rocking chairs were sold at Big Lots stores nationwide from January 2005 through December 2009. Both the chair and ottoman sit on a circular metal base made from 1.25 inch metal tubing and have cushions covered in either light brown or green microfiber fabric or dark brown simulated leather fabric. A label under the seat of the chair identifies the manufacturer as Dongguan Shindin Metal & Plastic Products Ltd. There is a small label on the front metal rod under the seat that states “Maximum wt load 250 lbs.”
Approximately 375,000 reclining glider/rocking chairs with ottomans were sold in United States at Big Lots stores between January 2005 and December 2009 for about $170.
According to the recall notice, consumers should immediately stop using the chairs and contact Big Lots for a free repair kit that covers the base framework and the moving chair and ottoman. For additional information, contact Big Lots toll-free at (866) 244-5687 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company’s website at www.biglots.com.
If your child or other family members have been severely injured by a recalled chair or other product, a defective products attorney may be able to help you pursue the compensation you deserve. For more information, call 1-800-BURNETTI.