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Sauder Woodworking Company Recalls Gruga Office Chairs Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.


Recall Summary

Name of product: Gruga Office Chairs

Hazard: The seat plate can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and contact Sauder for a free replacement seat plate and attachment tool.

Consumer Contact:
Sauder Woodworking Company; toll-free (888) 800-4590, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or and click on Safety Notices for more information.

Photos are available at

Recall Details

Units: About 70,000 in the United States and 2,300 in Canada

Description: The recalled chairs are entertainment, executive, manager's and task chairs with the brand name "GRUGA – Seating from Sauder." The chairs are sold in a variety of fabrics and colors. The model number and Universal Product Code (UPC) are on a tag attached to the bottom of the seat. A blue date code is stamped on the legal disclaimer label on the underside of the chair seat. Recalled chairs are dated August 2009 and later. The following chair models have been recalled:




Black Fabric Butterfly Chair



Executive Chair Leather Brown



Executive Chair Leather Black



Executive Chair Fabric Black



Executive Chair Leather Black



Manager's Chair Fabric Black



Manager's Chair Leather Black



Task Chair Fabric Black



Task Chair Fabric Black



Task Chair Fabric Black



Exec Chair Leather Black



Manager's Chair Fabric Black



Executive Chair Fabric Silver/Brown



Executive Chair Leather Burnt Brown



Air Seat Managers Chair



Black Micro Fabric Executive



Premium Executive Leather



Premium Executive Fabric



Fabric Manager's Chairs



Leather Manager's Chair



Deluxe Fabric Task Chair



Executive Fabric Mesh Chair



Executive Mesh Back Chair



Task Chair



Vinyl Manager's Chair



Deluxe Leather Executive Chair



X-Vibe Entertainment Chair



X-Vibe Entertainment Chair



Duraplush Mid Manager's Chair



Duraplush Manager's Chair



Air Comfort Executive Chair



For photos of all 31 chairs, go to and click on Safety Notices, then click on the link for model numbers, descriptions and UPCs.

Incidents/Injuries: Sauder Woodworking Company has received 17 reports of seat plates breaking, two of which involved consumers falling and receiving bumps and bruises.
Sold at: Meijer, Menards, Shopko and Target and a variety of retail outlets nationwide, and online retailers including and from August 2009 to September 2012 for between $79 and $399.

Importer: Sauder Woodworking Company, of Archbold, Ohio

Manufactured in: China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on

Media Contact
Please use the numbers below for all media requests:
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Use this toll-free number for any questions about a recall:

(800) 638-2772, (TTY) 301 595-7054 for hearing impaired
Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime.
Hotline can be used to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products—such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals—contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to:, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at  To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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