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60,000 Contessa Office chairs from Okamura recalled due to fall hazard

Wednesday 24 December 2008

Teknion has recalled all Contessa chairs shipped prior to June 30, 2008 due to a fall hazard. Each Contessa chair has a label indicating the date of shipment which is located on the bottom of the chair seat. About 60,000 chairs are included in the recall.

The bolts holding the seat to the frame can loosen and separate, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

This recall involves all Contessa chairs shipped prior to June 30, 2008. Each Contessa chair has a label indicating the date of shipment which is located on the bottom of the chair seat.

The chairs were sold at authorized Teknion dealers nationwide from January 2004 through June 2008 for between $1,470 and $1,625.

Consumers are urged to inspect the chair by checking the four bolts that attach the seat bottom to the chair frame. If any of the four bolts are loose or missing, consumers should stop using the chair immediately and contact a Teknion dealer for a free repair.

For more information, contact Teknion toll-free at (866) 943-8550.






December 23, 2008
Teknion is recalling about 60,000 Contessa office chairs. The bolts holding the seat to the frame can loosen and separate, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

The company has received two reports of separation of the chair’s seat from the frame. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves all Contessa chairs shipped prior to June 30, 2008. Each Contessa chair has a label indicating the date of shipment which is located on the bottom of the chair seat.

The chairs, made in Japan, were sold by authorized Teknion dealers nationwide from January 2004 through June 2008 for between $1,470 and $1,625.

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