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Office Depot recalling 34,000 chairs that could pinch

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Office Deport is recalling 34,000 Chinese-made office chairs due to a pinch hazard involving the chair's tilt mechanism.

The recall involves the Realspace PRO 3000 Series Custom Fit desk chairs produced by Huichang Furniture Co. Ltd. The chairs, which have a SKU number of 996-190, were sold at Office Depot stores and online from May 2009 to June 2011 for $170.

Office Deport said that it has been alerted that one person was injured when his finger was caught in the tilt mechanism.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said consumers who purchased these chairs should stop using them immediately. Office Depot is providing consumers a free repair kit and a cover for the tilt mechanism.

For information, customers can contact Office Depot toll-free at (855) 259-5093 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday-Friday or visit the company website at www.officedepot.com/customerservice/errata.do.

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