Desk chairs recalled for possibly pinching people

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KAIT) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada in cooperation with Huichang Furniture Co. Ltd. have recalled roughly 34,500 desk chairs in the United States and Canada.

These chairs were imported from China through Office Depot Inc., of Boca Raton, Florida. According to the recall, a consumer's finger can get caught in an opening in the chair's tilt mechanism, posing a pinch hazard to consumers.

Office Depot has received one report of a consumer who was injured when his finger as pinched by the chair's tilt mechanism.

This recall involves all Realspace™ PRO 3000 Series Custom Fit desk chairs. The mid-back fabric chairs were sold in black and have SKU number 996-190. The date of manufacture, P.O. number and "Made in China" are printed on labels located on the underside of the seat bottom. Affected chairs have a manufacture date between March 2009 and May 2011, listed in Year/Month/Date format (e.g. date code 20100812 represents August 12, 2010).

The desk chairs were sold exclusively at Office Depot retail stores nationwide and online at from May 2009 through June 2011 for about $170.

Consumers should immediately stop using the chairs and contact Office Depot's recall hotline to receive a free repair kit with a cover for the tilt mechanism. Consumers should write down the P.O. number found on the underside of the chair for reference when contacting Office Depot.

For additional information, contact Office Depot toll-free at (855) 259-5093 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at

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