Realspace PRO 3000 Chairs Recalled

Office Depot Inc. is recalling about 34,000 of them that were sold in the United States and Canada after one customer was injured when his finger was pinched by the chair's tilt mechanism.

Office Depot Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 34,000 Realspace™ PRO 3000 desk chairs that were sold in the United States and Canada after one customer was injured when his finger was pinched by the chair's tilt mechanism, the company announced in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada.

This photo from the CPSC website shows the pinch point that caused the voluntary recall in the United States and Canada.The recall involves all Realspace™ PRO 3000 Series Custom Fit desk chairs. The mid-back fabric chairs were sold in black and have SKU number 996-190. The date of manufacture, P.O. number, and "Made in China" are printed on labels located on the underside of the seat bottom. Affected chairs have a manufacture date between March 2009 and May 2011 listed in year/month/date format (e.g., date code 20100812 represents Aug. 12, 2010). They were sold exclusively at Office Depot retail stores and online at from May 2009 through June 2011 for about $170.

Consumers should immediately stop using the chairs. Office Depot's recall notice asks that they call American Customer Service, LLC at 855-259-5093 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday, or visit

contact Office Depot's recall hotline to receive a free repair kit with a cover for the tilt

Approximately 425 of the chairs were sold in Canada and approximately 33,890 were sold in the United States.

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