Hanging egg chairs sold nationwide at stores such as T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods and HomeSense have been recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) after at least 19 people said they suffered injuries as a result of falling from the chairs. The egg chairs were recalled after the CPSC received 27 reports of the chairs tipping over with 19 of those reports describing injuries ranging from cuts and scrapes to broken ribs and even a collapsed lung.
Details of the Recall
The egg chair features a circular metal base connected to a metal rod, which the oval-shaped wicker chair hangs from by a hook and chain. So far, nine different styles of the chair have been sold across T.J. Maxx stores under the Tommy Bahama and Martha Stewart brands.
A CPSC alert urges consumers to immediately stop using the recalled egg chairs and return them to any Marshalls, T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods, or HomeSense stores for their choice of either a full refund or a refund in the form of a store gift card. CPSC says the chair has 30,600 units, most of which were sold between December 2018 and April 2022 for between $300 and $350. Those who bought it are entitled to receive a full refund.
This is not the first time an egg-shaped hanging chair has been recalled. In 2015, Big Lots was forced to recall a similar chair with five reports of injury while Pier 1 Imports recalled egg chairs in 2016 after 27 reports of injury.
Product Liability Issues
When defectively designed products cause serious injuries or fatalities, the product manufacturers can be held financially liable for the injuries, damages, and losses. Injured victims can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, permanent injuries, pain, and suffering and emotional distress. In such cases, victims or their families would be well advised to contact an experienced product defect lawyer who will fight for their rights and ensure that the negligent parties are held accountable. The best product defect law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.