According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, a series of stadium seats are being recalled over a potential for personal injury. The company behind this recall indicated that the recall campaign was deemed necessary after the firm learned about the incidents involving the affected units.
The reports have indicated that the backrest in these seats may fail to secure the user. This issue may increase the risk of an accident since the user may end up falling as a result.
Affected units were sold nationwide between January 2013 and August 2014.
The recall campaign includes the GCI Outdoor BleacherBack stadium seats that are made of powder-coated steel frames, fabric-covered padded bottoms, and backrests that come with stitched fabric. According to the firm, the products were responsible for one personal injury incident involving a user whose back was not supported by the backrest of the seat. As a result, the consumer fell from the top of a 4-foot tall bleacher. Unfortunately for the consumer, the incident resulted in back and neck injuries.
All affected seats should not be safe for use until the company has sent a free strap repair kit to all affected consumers. If you were affected, you’re urged to reach GCI Outdoor so that you can ask for your repair kit. The remedy should be available to affected consumers for free.
For the official CPSC announcement, follow this link.