3i Corporation of Hong Kong is recalling 317,100 Safford/Lakeview bar chair sold in the U.S. and Canada.
The legs can become detached from the center post at the weld, posing a fall hazard.
The firm has received 457 reports of the bar stool base breaking, resulting in ten reports of injury including head injuries, broken ribs, bruising and scrapes.
This recall involves allen + roth brand Safford model and Garden Treasures brand Lakeview model bar chairs sold in sets of four.
The chairs have a brown, aluminum frame and a beige sling fabric cover. The 4-foot-tall chairs swivel 360 degrees and have arm rests on each side of the chair.
The chairs, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Lowe’s stores nationwide and online at www.lowes.com from November 2008, to August 2016, for about $700 for the set.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and contact 3i Corporation for a free replacement base and a repair kit.
Consumers may contact 3i Corporation toll-free at 866-267-7772 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or online at www.lakeview-safford.com.