Lifetime Products Recalls 6-Foot Seminar Tables Due to Injury Risk
Name of Product: Lifetime Products 6-foot Seminar Tables
Hazard: The brace arms can fail to lock the table legs into place and the table can collapse, posing an injury risk to consumers.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled seminar tables and contact Lifetime Products for a free repair bracket.
Lifetime Products at 800-292-3865 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. MT, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at lifetime.com and click on “Product Recall” for more information.
Units: About 43,000
This recall involves Lifetime Products 6-Foot Seminar Tables with model #80176. The tables have gray metal frames and white plastic tops. The tables measure 6 feet long by 18 inches wide by 28 inches high. The “Lifetime” logo is molded into each end of the upper surface of the table top. A green product ID sticker located on the underside of the table has the model number and the year and chronological day of manufacture in the first five digits (Example: June 23, 2020 = 20175), followed by a two-digit number for the factory. The recalled tables were manufactured between August 7, 2016 (16220) and June 23, 2020 (20175).
Incidents/Injuries: Lifetime Products has received one report from a consumer who identified 11 tables with the brace arms not properly locking into place. No injuries have been reported.
Sold At: Online at Amazon.com, Costco.com, Samsclub.com and other websites and at Lifetime Stores in Utah and Idaho from August 2016 through November 2020 for about $90.
Importer: Lifetime Products Inc., of Clearfield, Utah
Manufacturer: Kingtec Group Vietnam Co. LTD, of Ben Cat Town, of Binh Duong Province, Vietnam
Manufactured in: Vietnam
This recall was conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
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6-foot Seminar Table Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Why id I receive an Important Safety Notice?
A. Our records indicate that you purchased a Lifetime 6-foot Commercial Seminar Table Model #80176 (the “Tables”) that Lifetime has learned has a potential safety problem. All of the Tables were purchased after August 2016. Most of the Tables were sold through one of seven Lifetime Store locations, via our website (lifetime.com) or via third-party websites including, but not limited to, costco.com, sams.com, homedepot.com or amazon.com.
Q. What is the problem?
A. Lifetime has identified a potential hazard with the Tables regarding the brace arms. These brace arms connect the table brace to the table legs. The design features on the table braces are not sufficiently formed to guarantee that the arms will be held in their proper position. They can potentially rotate past their desired position and cause the table to collapse
Q. How did Lifetime find out about the potential safety issue?
A. One customer returned eleven tables because they had identified the potential safety issue. Lifetime has no record of any other returns of the Tables because of this issue.
Q. Have there been any injuries related to the potential safety issue?
A. No injuries or incidents have been reported because of the potential safety issue and Lifetime is not aware of any injuries related to this issue.
Q. How do I know if my table needs to be fixed?
A. Not every Table has the identified issue. However, because we value the safety of our customers, Lifetime decided to address this issue despite the fact that it may not affect every Table. The Tables that are subject to the Important Safety Notice are model 80176 Tables made in Vietnam. Every Lifetime table includes a Product ID sticker on the underside of the table. The Product ID sticker is a small green sticker like the one pictured photo 7.
If your table has a green Product ID sticker that says “Model: 81076” and “Made in Vietnam” it has a potential safety problem and needs to be fixed. If it has a different model number or was made somewhere other than Vietnam, the table is safe and no further action on your part is necessary.
Q. How do I make sure my table is safe?
A. Lifetime has created a repair kit to fix the potential problem. The repair kit includes instructions, the required parts and all the tools you need to fix your table.
Q. Who do I contact to get a repair kit?
A. Contact Lifetime at email@example.com or at 1-800-292-3865.
Q. Will it cost me anything to receive a repair kit?
A. No. Lifetime will provide a repair kit free of charge for each table you own.
Q. How do I repair my table?
A. All you have to do to repair the Tables is remove four nuts (one from each table leg), place a metal bracket over the end of the bolts that the nuts were on, put a lock washer over the bolts and replace the nuts. All of the parts you need are included in the repair kit. The repair can be made with two simple tools: a small wrench and an Allen wrench, both of which come in the repair kit. The kit also includes detailed, step-by-step, multi-language instructions and pictures to explain and demonstrate how to remove the nuts, how to install the metal bracket and how to replace the nut.
The repair kit ensures that the arms do not rotate past their intended position and keeps the legs from folding inadvertently. The repair kit will not affect the normal operation of the table.
Q. What should I do with my table until I receive a repair kit?
A. Until you install the repair kit, you should not use your table.
Q. I have other Lifetime tables. Do they need to be fixed?
A. The only Lifetime tables that have the potential safety issue are 6-ft Commercial Seminar Tables made in Vietnam. Lifetime has not identified any other tables with the potential safety issue.
Photo 1: Recalled seminar table
Photo 2: Recalled table packaging
Photo 3: Locations of the brace arm, brace body and protrusion.
Photo 4: Recalled seminar table with over-rotated brace arm.
Photo 5: A green product ID sticker showing the year and chronological day of manufacture (Example: June 23, 2020 = 20175), place of manufacture (27 = Vietnam) and model number is located on the underside of the table.
Photo 6: The repair bracket can be installed on the table leg with existing hardware to prevent over-rotation of the brace arm.
Photo 7: Product ID sticker