April 11, 2006

Tropitone Recalls “Impressions Side Chair” for Fall Hazard

Name of Product: Tropitone Impressions Side Chair (including replacement units recently issued to customers)

Units: About 950

Distributor/Importer: Tropitone, of Irvine, Calif.

Hazard: The weld which holds the rear chair leg to the seat can separate from the seat, causing the chair to become unstable and possibly collapse.

Description: The Tropitone Impressions Side Chair is an armless chair that can be used indoors or outdoors and comes in any one of three seat types (strap, patterned aluminum and a tight seat) and three back styles (boulevard, prism and vision). The chairs are available in multiple finishes. Replacement versions of these chairs are also included in this recall.

Sold by: Tropitone Furniture distributed this side chair primarily to commercial establishments such as hotels, and also some retailers and distributors from October 2004 through March 17, 2006.

Remedy: Individuals and commercial establishments that have the recalled chairs should stop using the chairs immediately and contact Tropitone for a free replacement chair or a credit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Tropitone at (800) 654-7000 x 2003 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.