A local company has voluntarily recalled thousands of tiny, toddler-sized armchairs.
According to a report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, staples on the back binding could come loose and pose a hazard to children, who could cut themselves or choke on the strays.The China-made chairs were imported by Trend Lab, a Burnsville firm that specializes in "sophisticated, trend-right nursery décor."
Between November 2007 and August 2012, about 17,0000 chairs were sold online through Walmart.com, Amazon.com, Target.com, BabiesRUs.com, Seussland.com and the company's own website, trend-lab.com. Parents can find out if they have an offending chair by searching for a Trend Lab label attached to the bottom. Those with date codes TL1007C through TL0812C have been recalled. New chairs bearing “Remedy 2012” stamped in ink on the bottom are not subject to the recall.
All chairs were sold with matching ottomans, which are not included in the recall.
No incidents have been reported. However, the company advises parents to take the chairs away from children immediately. Trend Lab will not be offering refunds. They will provide a free repair kit and instructions to those who call, however.
Contact Trend Lab at 866-814-7978, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The company is also available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, check out the official report by the USPSC or Trend Lab's Recall FAQ page.