GCI Outdoor Recalls to Repair Stadium Seats Due to Risk of Injury

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–December 11, 2014.  

  • GCI Outdoor BleacherBack stadium seat
    GCI Outdoor BleacherBack stadium seat

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Stadium seats

Hazard:  The backrest can fail, posing a risk of injury.

Consumer Contact:  GCI Outdoor at (800) 956-7328 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET on Fridays or online at www.gcioutdoor.com and click on Safety Notice at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Units:  About 6,000.

Description:  This recall involvesGCI Outdoor BleacherBack stadium seats. The seats are made of a powder-coated steel frame, a stitched fabric backrest and a fabric-covered padded bottom. The backrest has a mesh pocket on the back side. The seat bottom has a strap that runs from one side through two D rings on the upper part of the backrest and back down to the other side. The strap has a yellow buckle. The backrest and seat bottoms were sold in the colors black, green, maroon, navy blue, red and royal blue. When open, the seats measure 16 inches wide x 12 inches deep x 17.5 inches high. The backrest folds forward to a height of 4 inches.

Recalled stadium seats have the following purchase order (PO) numbers: 

41223,

41269,

41273,

41332,

41348,

41367,

41371,

41371,

41379,

41380,

41390

41401

41515,

41520,

41537,

41538,

41539,

41540,

41541,

41542

41627,

41628,

41629,

41630,

41631,

41632,

41633,

41634,

41635,

41636,

41639

41640,

41641,

41642,

41643,

41644,

41645,

41646,

41647,

41648,

41649,

41668

41715,

41716,

41717,

41718,

The PO number is on a small white tag under the product information label sewn onto the back of the chair inside the pocket.  

Incidents/Injuries:  GCI Outdoor has received a report of one incident where backrest support failed and the consumer fell to the ground from the top of a 4-foot tall bleacher and suffered neck and back injuries.

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled stadium chairs and contact GCI Outdoor for a free strap repair kit that includes installation instructions, an additional safety strap and a new warning sticker.

Sold at:  Academy Sports + Outdoors, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sports Authority and other sporting goods retailers nationwide and online at GCIoutdoor.com and other online retailers from January 2013 to August 2014 for about $25.

Manufactured in:  China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

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