November 7, 2012

Sauder Woodworking Company Recalls Gruga Office Chairs

Name of Product: Gruga Office Chairs

Units: About 70,000 in the United States and 2,300 in Canada

Importer: Sauder Woodworking Company, of Archbold, Ohio

Hazard: The seat plate can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Description: The recalled chairs are entertainment, executive, manager's and task chairs with the brand name "GRUGA - Seating from Sauder." The chairs are sold in a variety of fabrics and colors. The model number and Universal Product Code (UPC) are on a tag attached to the bottom of the seat. A blue date code is stamped on the legal disclaimer label on the underside of the chair seat. Recalled chairs are dated August 2009 and later. The following chair models have been recalled:

Description Model UPC
Black Fabric Butterfly Chair 403612 042666601627
Executive Chair Leather Brown 404237 042666604659
Executive Chair Leather Black 404238 042666604666
Executive Chair Fabric Black 404240 042666604680
Executive Chair Leather Black 404241 042666604697
Manager's Chair Fabric Black 404242 042666604703
Manager's Chair Leather Black 404243 042666604710
Task Chair Fabric Black 404244 042666604727
Task Chair Fabric Black 404245 042666604734
Task Chair Fabric Black 404246 042666604741
Exec Chair Leather Black 404260 042666604888
Manager's Chair Fabric Black 404261 042666604895
Executive Chair Fabric Silver/Brown 404279 042666605335
Executive Chair Leather Burnt Brown 404281 042666605359
Air Seat Managers Chair 404370 042666605373
Black Micro Fabric Executive 404398 042666607742
Premium Executive Leather 405147 042666609678
Premium Executive Fabric 407688 042666609685
Fabric Manager's Chairs 407702 042666609708
Leather Manager's Chair 407894 042666609722
Deluxe Fabric Task Chair 407895 042666609739
Executive Fabric Mesh Chair 407896 042666609746
Executive Mesh Back Chair 407897 042666609920
Task Chair 408989 042666104920
Vinyl Manager's Chair 408993 042666101561
Deluxe Leather Executive Chair 409977 042666101578
X-Vibe Entertainment Chair 410409 042666105187
X-Vibe Entertainment Chair 410573 042666105170
Duraplush Mid Manager's Chair 410593 042666104883
Duraplush Manager's Chair 410879 042666104890
Air Comfort Executive Chair 412429 042666109284

Sold at: Meijer, Menards, Shopko and Target and a variety of retail outlets nationwide, and online retailers including and from August 2009 to September 2012 for between $79 and $399.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and contact Sauder for a free replacement seat plate and attachment tool.

Consumer Contact: Sauder Woodworking Company; toll-free (888) 800-4590, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or and click on Safety Notices for more information.