Ivena International of Singapore recalled about 81,000 teak shower benches due to potential safety risk.
The shower bench can collapse during use, posing a fall hazard to the user.
Consumers have reported 81 incidents of the shower benches collapsing, breaking during use, or falling apart — including four reports of people being injured in falls.
The four injuries included a fractured tailbone, persistent head, and body aches, and bruising.
This recall involves Ivena 20” teak shower benches made of light brown teak with padding on the feet.
The seat and bottom shelf have a row of wood paneling. Item number 1049998 and UPC 8886474018015 are printed on the exterior packaging.
The bench has a label that says, “100% wood from well-managed forests.”
The benches were manufactured in Indonesia and were sold at Costco stores nationwide and online.
The company urges consumers to immediately stop using the shower benches and return them to Costco for a full refund. Costco is contacting all purchasers directly.
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