|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2009
Release # 09-347
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 365-2965
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Grand Trunk Recalls Parachute Hammocks Due to Fall 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: Single and Double “Parachute” Hammocks
Units: About 2,500
Manufacturer: Travel Hammock Inc., dba Grand Trunk, of Skokie, Ill.
Hazard: The hammock’s supporting hooks can fail, causing occupants to fall and suffer injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received nine incidents of hooks failing, resulting in bumps, bruises and/or scrapes.
Description: The recalled hammocks were sold in single and double versions and packaged in a nylon sack. The Grand Trunk logo is printed on the sack. The following models and colors are included in the recall: SH-01 (Single Olive/Khaki), SH-02 (Single Blue/Navy Blue), SH-06 (Single Royal/Khaki), DH-01 (Double Olive/Khaki), DH-02 (Double Lt. Blue/Yellow), DH-03(Double Navy/Silver), DH-04 (Double Navy/Red). The model number can be located on the product’s hang tag.
Sold at: Specialty outdoor retailers nationwide from July 2008 through June 2009 for between $50 and $60.
Manufactured in: Indonesia
Remedy: Consumer should stop using the recalled hammocks immediately and contact the firm for a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Grand Trunk toll-free at (877) 365-2965 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.grandtrunkgoods.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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