Scary folding chair recall
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 24, 2005
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 270-6275
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Summit Marketing International LLC Announce Recall to Repair Children's Folding Chairs
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Children's Folding Chairs
Units Sold: 2 million
Distributor: Summit Marketing International LLC, of Dublin, Ohio
Hazard: The chair's safety lock can fail, allowing the chair to collapse or fold unexpectedly. Children's fingers can become caught or entrapped in the hinge and slot areas of the chair, posing a pinch or cut hazard.
This can cause severe lacerations and finger tip amputations to children's fingers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received seven reports of the chairs collapsing, resulting in four finger tip amputations, one laceration, and bruises to children's fingers.
Description: The recalled children's folding chairs are made of metal tubing with a padded seat. They were sold in red, blue, yellow and green colors either individually or as part of a set consisting of a table and two, four, or six chairs. Each chair is about 22-inches high, 10-inches wide, and about 11-inches deep. "MANUFACTURED BY ZHANGZHOU STEEL TUBE FURNITURE FACTORY" is written on a label underneath the seat of the chairs.
Sold At: Hardware, discount department, toy, grocery and drug stores nationwide from September 2002 through May 2005 for about $10 individually and for about $45 for a set.
Manufactured in: China.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the chairs immediately, and contact Summit for instructions on how to receive a repair kit to replace the locking pin.
Consumer Contact: Consumers should call Summit toll-free at (866)
270-6275 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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