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Ivena International recalls shower benches

The shower bench can collapse during use, posing a fall hazard

Photo source: CPSC
Ivena International of Singapore is recalling about 81,000 teak shower benches sold in the U.S and Canada.

The shower bench can collapse during use, posing a fall hazard to the user.

Consumers have reported 81 incidents of the shower benches collapsing, breaking during use, or falling apart -- including four reports of people being injured in falls.

The four injuries included a fractured tailbone, persistent head and body aches and bruising.

This recall involves Ivena 20” teak shower benches made of light brown teak with padding on the feet.

The seat and bottom shelf have a row of wood paneling. Item number 1049998 and UPC 8886474018015 are printed on the exterior packaging.

The bench has a label that says, “100% wood from well-managed forests.”

The benches, manufactured in Indonesia, were sold at Costco stores nationwide and online at Costco.com from October 2018, through June 2021, for about $80 in stores and $90 online.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the shower benches and return them to Costco for a full refund. Costco is contacting all purchasers directly.

Consumers may contact Ivena toll-free at (844) 818-9388 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday, or online at www.ivenainternational.com and click on “Recalls & Product Notices” at the top of the page for more information.

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