|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 28, 2007
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 500-4982
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Lazy Lounger Chairs and Recliners Sold at Dick's Sporting Goods Recalled for Collapsing Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Lounge Chairs and Recliners
Units: About 125,000
Importer/Distributor: Dick’s Sporting Goods, of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Manufacturer: Rankam Group Ltd., of China
Hazard: The plastic support brackets can break and cause the chairs to collapse, posing a hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Dick’s Sporting Goods has received 19 reports of the chairs and recliners collapsing, including 17 injuries involving lacerations and back pains.
Description: This recall involves the Lazy Lounger chair (Style # CEH00415), recliner (Style # CEH00320) and oversize recliner (Style # CEH00414, CEH00345, and CEH00443). Style numbers are printed on the packaging. The chairs have a mesh covering that attaches to a black or tan metal frame by a woven cord. The mesh covering is sold in: blue, orange, black, natural, burgundy, pink, white, green, red, khaki, and camouflage. A padded headrest pillow is sewn on to the mesh. Beneath the padded headrest are two tags. The first reads: “! WARNING !”, followed by 9 numbered statements, and “Made in China”. The second is the “Do Not Remove Under Penalty of Law” tag and includes the manufacturer’s Registration No: OHIO36462HK.
Sold at: Dick’s Sporting Goods stores nationwide and www.dickssportinggoods.com from February 2006 to August 2007 for between $40 and $80.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the chairs and recliners immediately and contact Dick’s Sporting Goods for a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dick’s Sporting Goods toll-free at (866) 500-4982 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or send an email to DicksLazyLounger@rankam.com - consumers can also visit the firm’s Web site at www.dickssportinggoods.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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