I bought 4 of these club chairs in black. We were building a new house so they were stored in a storage unit for 3 months. When we moved in I removed the chairs from the boxes and noticed a very strong odor coming from the chairs/boxes. My lungs instantly tightened up and within 5 days I had developed pneumonia and eventually 3 pulmonary embolisms and empyema. My right lung eventually collapsed due to over 3 liters of infected fluid and I nearly died 2 times as I spent most of the month of October (2013) in the hospital. Investigators are currently testing the chairs for chemicals/contaminants.
Clearly many people have bought these chairs and did not have any problems. I am posting this in case someone does buy them and notices an odor when they open the box. If your chest tightens up go straight to the ER. Trust me I'm wishing I had... I have at least a year of recovery ahead of me and I'm still not out of the woods.