FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — TJX has recalled 81,700 office chairs that pose a fall hazard as the back of the chair can break or detach from the seat base when an individual is seated. An additional 1,000 of these chairs were sold in Canada.
The chairs were made in China and sold at TJX subsidiaries including Marshalls, T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods and Homesense stores nationwide from June 2019 through December 2022 for between $60 and $70.
The company has received 12 reports of the chair back breaking or detaching from the seat base when a consumer was seated in a chair at the store. This resulted in 10 reports of injuries including contusions, strains, numbness, bruising and one reported concussion.
Consumers have been advised to stop using the chairs and contact TJX for information on how to participate in the recall. Consumers can dispose of the chairs from home and receive a full refund. Or they can return them to any Marshalls, T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods or Homesense store for a full refund.
The recall involves office chairs with a cushioned seat in the shape of a circle that attaches to an adjustable metal stand with five wheels. The back of the chair features a cushion in a horizontal oval shape. They were sold in white, black, gray, floral, pink, orange, navy, light blue, brown, mint and cream colors and the cushion is covered in either velvet, linen, boucle or faux leather.
One of the following style numbers is printed on a hang tag attached to the product: GT646, GT646A, GT646AA, GT646AB, GT646AABO. “ANJI GUOTAI Furniture Co. Ltd.” and “Made in China” are printed on a label underneath the seat.
For more information, consumers can click here and see contact information for TJX and each of the stores where the chairs were sold.