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Shower benches sold at Costco recalled because they may break unexpectedly

Teak Shower Benches Recalled Due to Fall HazardAbout 70,000 teak shower benches in the United States and about 11,317 in Canada are being recalled.

The shower bench can collapse during use, posing a fall hazard to the user.

Consumers have reported 81 incidents of the shower benches collapsing, breaking during use, or falling apart, including four reports of people being injured in falls. The injuries included a fractured tailbone, persistent head and body aches, and bruising.

This recall involves Ivena 20-inch teak shower benches. The benches are made of light brown teak with padding on the feet. The seat and bottom shelf have a row of wood paneling.

Item number 1049998 and UPC 8886474018015 are printed on the exterior packaging. The bench has a label that says, “100% wood from well-managed forests.”

Manufactured by Ivena, the shower benches were sold at Costco stores nationwide and online at Costco.com from October 2018 through June 2021. The cost was about $80 in stores and $90 online.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled shower benches and return them to Costco for a refund, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advise. Costco is contacting all purchasers directly.

For more information, call Ivena at 844-818-9388 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit www.ivenainternational.com and click on “Recalls & Product Notices.”

For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.

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