• Thomas Russell

Pier 1 Imports recalls bistro chairs

Legs can loosen, posing a fall hazard

pier 1 recallFORT WORTH, Texas – Top 100 Company Pier 1 Imports is recalling 700 bistro chairs due to a fall hazard the company has identified related to the chair legs collapsing.

The recall involves the Neely and Dahlia bistro chairs that are sold separately and as part of a set. In addition to those being recalled in the U.S. there are 40 individual chairs being recalled in Canada.

While the company said there were 13,300 bistro sets (tables and chairs) sold in the U.S. and 760 sets sold in Canada, the recall only includes the chairs.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the bolts and/or nuts connecting the chair legs to the chair base can loosen and make the chair unstable. Pier 1 has received six reports of incidents where the chair legs have loosened and/or collapsed, resulting in four reports of injuries, including bruises and abrasions from the falls.

The CPSC has advised consumers to stop using the recalled chairs immediately and contact Pier 1 for a free repair kit.

The sets and companion chairs were made in China and sold exclusively at Pier 1 Imports stores nationwide and online at www.pier1.com from January 2013 through July 2016 for between $100 and $380. They are made with powder-coated cast aluminum and were sold in eight colors. The chairs are about 33 inches high by 20 inches deep and 18.25 inches wide. A metal Pier 1 branded plate is attached to the support ring on the underside of the bistro table.

Consumers seeking more information should contact Pier 1 at 855-513-5140, or visit www.pier1.com and click on the Product Notes and Recalls tab at the bottom of the page.

Pier 1 officials did not respond to a request for comment.

Thomas RussellThomas Russell | Associate Editor, Furniture Today

I'm Tom Russell and have worked at Furniture/Today since August 2003. Since then, I have covered the international side of the business from a logistics and sourcing standpoint. Since then, I also have visited several furniture trade shows and manufacturing plants in Asia, which has helped me gain perspective about the industry in that part of the world. As I continue covering the import side of the business, I look forward to building on that knowledge base through conversations with industry officials and future overseas plant tours. From time to time, I will file news and other industry perspectives online and, as always, welcome your response to these Web postings.

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