Twin Oaks Recalls Hammock Stands Due to Fall Hazard

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.

Recall date: February 29, 2012
Recall number: 12123

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Standard and Economy Hammock Stands

Hazard:

The foot brackets used to support the hammock can crack, causing the stand to collapse. This poses a fall hazard to consumers.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, consumers should contact Twin Oaks Hammocks at (800) 688-8946 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.twinoakshammocks.com

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Recall Details

Units

About 2,300

Description

This recall involves hammock stands made from steel pipe and sold in green and black under the Twin Oaks brand. The hammock stands are used with all Twin Oaks double and family-sized rope hammocks, as well as all Twin Oaks fabric hammocks. Model number 14015 (green) or 14016 (black) is printed on the instruction materials included with the stand.

Incidents/Injuries

Twin Oaks has received 43 reports of cracked foot brackets, including several reports of consumers who fell to the ground when the foot brackets collapsed. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the hammock stands and contact Twin Oaks Hammocks for instructions on returning the foot brackets for a free replacement.

Sold at

Twin Oaks catalog and website, craft fairs and independent retail stores nationwide from December 2007 through June 2011 for between $100 and $150.

Distributor(s)

Twin Oaks, of Louisa, Va.

Manufactured in

China