Big Lots is recalling 375,000 recliners because of potential entrapment and finger crushing hazards.
So far, there have been at least two reports of children getting stuck in the Microfiber Glider Recliners with Ottomans and Leather Glider Recliners with Ottomans. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, they were “found trapped at the neck between horizontal components of the frame at the back of the chair.”
Apparently the recliners have an exposed gap between the moving parts of the chair and the base that toddlers and infants can squeeze into. “In addition, other exposed moving parts on the chair and the ottoman can pose finger pinching and crushing hazards to older children and adults,” said the release.
The chairs were made in China and sold at Big Lots for about $170 from January 2005 to December 2009. They sit on circular metal bases made from metal tubing and have cushions covered in either light brown or green microfiber fabric or dark brown simulated leather fabric.
If you have one of the recalled recliners, you should stop using it immediately and contact Big Lots for a free repair kit that covers the base framework and the moving parts of the chair and ottoman. For additional information, contact Big Lots toll-free at (866) 244-5687 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.biglots.com