PhotoRoom & Board of Minneapolis, Minn., is recalling about 1,500 Doyle arm chairs and side chairs.


The backrest can break during normal use, posing a laceration hazard to the user.


The firm has received 10 incident reports of the chair backrest breaking, including one report of a scratch.


This recalls involves Room & Board’s Doyle arm chairs and side chairs. The wood chairs were sold with and without an upholstered seat and in five different finishes: Charcoal, cherry, maple, shell and walnut.


Each chair has a barcode printed on a label located under the seat on the inside of the seat frame. “Room & Board–Handcrafted in Vermont” is inscribed on the seat frame next to the barcode. A complete list of bar codes included in this recall can be found on the firm's website.


The chairs, manufactured in the U.S., were exclusively at Room & Board stores nationwide and online at from May 2015, through December 2015, for between $350 and $520 for the arm chairs and between $300 and $400 for the side chairs‎.


What to do


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and contact Room & Board ‎to receive a free replacement chair or a full refund. Room & Board is contacting consumers directly‎.


Consumers may contact Room & Board toll-free at 855-246-0974 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, by email at or online at and click on the Product Recall link located at the bottom of the page for more information.


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