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Bar chairs sold at Lowe's recalled

Head injuries, broken ribs, bruising, scrapes reported

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SAN ANTONIO – Shoppers who bought bar chairs made by the 3i Corporation, sold at Lowe’s Stores, will want to be aware of a recall.

The legs of the chairs can become detached from the center post at the weld, posing a fall hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Tuesday.

People who own the chairs are advised to stop using them immediately, and contact the 3i Corporation for a free replacement base and a repair kit.

You can reach the company between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday at 866-267-7772, or online.

About 315,000 units were included in the recall.

The recall involves allen + roth brand Safford model and Garden Treasures brand Lakeview model bar chairs, sold in sets of four, according to a news release from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The chairs have a brown, aluminum frame and a beige sling fabric cover. The 4-foot-tall chairs swivel 360 degrees and have arm rests on each side.

There were 457 reports of the bar stool base breaking, resulting in 10 reports of injury, including head injuries, broken ribs, bruising and scrapes.

These chairs were sold exclusively at Lowe’s stores nationwide and online at from November 2008 to August 2016 for about $700 for the set, officials said.

They were manufactured in China.

The recall was conducted voluntarily by the company.


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