Big Lots recalls recliners

Oct. 28, 2011 at 5:08 PM
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WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of 375,000 recliners with ottomans sold at Big Lots due to incidents of entrapment.

The commission said an exposed gap between the moving parts of the chair and the base framework is large enough to trap a toddler or an infant. In addition, moving parts on the chair and the ottoman can pinch, cut or crush a finger.

Big Lots of Columbus, Ohio, is recalling Microfiber Glider Recliner and Leather Glider Recliners and the accompanying ottomans.

The manufacturer, identified on a label under the seat of the chair, is Dongguan Shindin Metal & Plastic Products Ltd.

The recliners and ottomans were sold exclusively at Big Lots stores from January 2005 through December 2009 for about $170.

Consumers were advised to stop using the chairs and contact Big Lots for a free repair kit, which would cover the gap in the chairs and the dangerous moving parts of the chair and ottoman.

Consumers can call 866-244-5687 for information.

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