GCI Outdoor Recalls Stadium Seats
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced GCI Outdoor's recall of about 6,000 stadium seats due to the backrest possibly failing and causing injury.
GCI has received a report of an incident where the backrest support failed and the consumer suffered neck and back injuries after a fall from a 4-foot high bleacher, according to the CPSC. The company is offering a free strap repair kit that includes installation instruction, an additional safety strap and a new warning sticker.
The seats are constructed of a powder-coated steel frame, stitched fabric backrest and fabric covered padded bottom. The backrest includes a mesh pocket on the back side. The seat features a strap that runs through two D rings on the ripper part of the backrest and back down the other side. It fastens with a yellow buckle. The product was available in black, green, maroon, navy blue, red and royal blue. The seat measures 16x12x17.5" when open the the backrest folds forward to a height of 4". The items were sold at sporting goods stores, including Dick's Sporting Goods and Sports Authority, for $25 between January 2013 and August 2014.
More than 40 purchase order numbers, which can be found on a white tag sewn inside the pocket, are part of the recall. To see the full list, see the full product recall.
Contact GCI Outdoor 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at (800) 956-7328 or at www.gcioutdoor.com.