Big Lots Recalls Glider Recliners with Ottomans for Entrapment, Crush Risks

10/26/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Columbus, OH — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Big Lots has announced a nationwide voluntary product recall of Microfiber Glider Recliners with Ottomans and Leather Glider Recliners with Ottomans for entrapment, finger crushing and finger pinching hazards. The CPSC announced the recall on October 25, 2011, which recalls 375,000 recliners and ottomans.

The recall was issued after discovering that an exposed gap between the moving parts of the chain and the base framework can allow toddler and infants access, which poses an entrapment hazard to young children. Furthermore, the moving parts on the chair and ottoman can create a finger pinching and crushing hazard to older children and adults.

At this time, the CPSC has received two reports of young children—both under the age of two—who were trapped at the neck in between the horizontal components of the frame. The children suffered no permanent injuries.

“The Microfiber Glider Recliner and Leather Glider Recliner are reclining glider/rocking chairs on a swivel base. Both the chair and ottoman sit on circular metal bases 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.,’” the CPSC reported.

Consumers are advised to contact Big Lots for a free repair kit.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact Big Lots toll-free at (866) 244-5687 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.biglots.com.

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