Consumer product recall

Crate and Barrel Canada, Inc. recalls Dakota 71 inches and 51 inches wooden benches

Starting date:
December 14, 2017
Posting date:
December 14, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Crate and Barrel Dakota 71 inches and 51 inches wooden benches

Product description

This recall involves Crate and Barrel Dakota 71 inches (SKU 251987) and 51 inches (SKU 257250) wooden benches. The SKU numbers can be found on customer receipts.The benches have two legs and are each 18 inches high.

Hazard identified

The benches can tip-over, posing a risk of serious or fatal injuries.

As of December 13, 2017, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received seven reports of tip-over incidents, resulting in four injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 575 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 6,825 units were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold between September 2011 and November 2017 in Canada.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Poland.



Crate and Barrel Canada, Inc.




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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using all affected products. Crate and Barrel will be notifying known consumers directly. Consumers may also contact Crate and Barrel to arrange for professional installation of the extension add-ons.

For more information, consumers can contact Crate and Barrel Canada at 1(888) 657-4108 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 pm CT Monday through Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT Sunday or visit the company's website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.