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Recall of the Week: Konrad and Loft office chairs due to fall hazard

About 4,300 Konrad and Loft office chairs are being recalled, reports the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

10172bDistributed by Cost Plus Inc., of Oakland, Calif., the chairs have backs that can come loose from the seat base, posing a fall hazard to consumers. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

The wooden office chairs have the following brand names, SKU numbers, and purchase order numbers: (1) Konrad models SKU No. 415413 and PO numbers 200360055, 200360056, 200360057, 400360062, 400360063, and 400360064; and (2) Loft models SKU No. 415414 and PO numbers 200360058, 200360059, 200360060, 200360061, 400360065, 400360066, 400360074, and 400360075.

The SKU number and description appear on the sales receipt and original shipping carton. The PO number is located on the underside of the chair.

Manufactured in Thailand, the chairs were sold at Cost Plus/World Market stores and Web site nationwide from January to December 2009 for about $170.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Konrad and Loft office chairs and return them to any Cost Plus/World Market store for a full refund or exchange, the commission advises.

For additional information, contact Cost Plus Inc. toll free at 877-967-5362 between 7 a.m. and 12 p.m. ET any day or visit the firm's Web site at

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