GCI Outdoor Inc., of Higganum, Conn., has recalled about 6,000 Stadium seats. The backrest can fail, posing a risk of injury. This recall involves GCI Outdoor BleacherBack stadium seats. The seats are made of a powder-coated steel frame, a stitched fabric backrest and a fabric-covered padded bottom. The backrest has a mesh pocket on the back side. The seat bottom has a strap that runs from one side through two D rings on the upper part of the backrest and back down to the other side. The strap has a yellow buckle. The backrest and seat bottoms were sold in the colors black, green, maroon, navy blue, red and royal blue. When open, the seats measure 16 inches wide x 12 inches deep x 17.5 inches high. The backrest folds forward to a height of 4 inches. For a list of purchase order (PO) numbers for recalled stadium seats, go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/GCI-Outdoor-Recalls-to-Repair-Stadium-Seats/
The PO number is on a small white tag under the product information label sewn onto the back of the chair inside the pocket. GCI Outdoor has received a report of one incident where backrest support failed and the consumer fell to the ground from the top of a 4-foot tall bleacher and suffered neck and back injuries.
The seats were sold by Academy Sports and Outdoors, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sports Authority and other sporting goods retailers nationwide and online at GCIoutdoor.com and other online retailers from January 2013 to August 2014 for about $25. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled stadium chairs and contact GCI Outdoor for a free strap repair kit that includes installation instructions, an additional safety strap and a new warning sticker. Contact GCI Outdoor at 800-956-7328 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET on Fridays or online at www.gcioutdoor.com and click on Safety Notice at the bottom of the page for more information.
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