Washington, DC: Office Depot is recalling about 1,400,000 Gibson Leather Task Chairs due to a defect involving the mounting plate weld, which can break and separate the seat from the base of the chair, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
This recall involves Office Depot® Gibson Leather Task Chairs. The black, armless, adjustable chairs have a black base with five wheels. The affected chairs have the SKU number 105479 and the registration numbers PA 27248 (CN), PA 25498 (CN), PA 25276 (HK) or CA 35181 (RC) that can be found next to the words "Made in China"which is printed on a label located on the underside of the seats.
Office Depot has received about 153 reports of the seat plate weld cracking or breaking, including 25 reports of contusions, abrasions and reports of injuries to the head, neck and a fractured back and hip which required medical attention.
The chairs were sold exclusively at Office Depot retail stores and online from 2003 through 2012 for about $40.