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Brooks Furniture Recalls Glider Rockers Due to Fall Hazard; Sold Exclusively to Kaplan Early Learning

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772, or visit http//:www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Further recall information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Brooks Furniture Glider Rockers

Hazard: The spindles in the glider base can separate while rocking, posing a fall hazard to the user. 

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact:  Brooks Furniture at (800) 427-6657 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET or online at www.brooksfurnitureonline.com and click on "Recall" for more information.

Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Brooks-Furniture-Recalls-Glider-Rockers/

Recall Details

Units: About 350

Description: The recall includes two styles of Brooks Furniture glider rockers 1529P and 1529V-LM.  The 1529P glider rocker has a maple wood frame with blue fabric upholstery. The 1529V-LM glider rocker has a maple wood frame with beige vinyl upholstery and a locking mechanism to disengage the glider. Both recalled chairs have the style number and manufacture date between 1/1/2011 and 12/31/2012 printed under the chair's seat. Brooks Furniture is printed on a label attached to the seat cushions.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 29 reports of the chair's spindles separating or loosening on the base of the glider rockers. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the glider rocker and contact Brooks Furniture to receive a free replacement base.

Sold exclusively by: Kaplan Early Learning Co .nationwide from October 2011 to December 2012 for about $390 to $540 depending on style.

Manufacturer: Brooks Furniture Mfg. Inc. of Tazewell, Tenn.

Manufactured in: USA

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion 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 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

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