Recall alert: TJX recalls 5K outdoor metal hanging chairs amid fall risks

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — The TJX Companies Inc. on Thursday recalled about 5,000 Novogratz brand outdoor metal hanging chairs because they pose multiple fall risks.

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In addition to the chairs falling over, the company also acknowledged that the metal hook or chain suspending the chair can break while a consumer is seated in the chair, posing a separate fall hazard.

Chairs affected by the recall have one of the following style numbers, which are printed on a separate hang tag attached to the product: AY9162, AY9163, BY9162, BY9163, BY9164, CY9162, CY9163, CY9164, DY9162, DY9164, Y9162 or Y9163.

TJX – the Massachusetts-based parent company of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods – has fielded 22 reports to date of the chairs tipping or falling over or breaking at the hook or chain, resulting in 16 injuries, including bruises and a mild concussion.

The affected chairs were sold at HomeGoods and Homesense stores and HomeGoods/T.J. Maxx or Marshalls combination stores nationwide from March 2021 through May 2022 for between $300 and $330 each.

Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled chairs and return them to any HomeGoods, Homesense or HomeGoods/T.J. Maxx or Marshalls combination stores for their choice of either a full refund or store credit of equivalent value.