|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2012
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 244-5687
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Big Lots Recalls Garden Swings 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: Wilson & Fisher Garden Swings
Units: About 6,900
Importer: Big Lots, of Columbus, Ohio
Manufacturer: Anji Jiayi Garden Supplies Company, Xiaofeng Town, China
Hazard: The wooden swing’s seat can break while in use, posing a fall hazard to the consumer.
Incidents/Injuries: Big Lots has received 14 reports of swing seats breaking, resulting in four reports of back pain and five reports of scratches and scrapes.
Description: This recall involves Wilson & Fisher log-style swing sets sold in a natural wood finish. The swing’s two-person bench seat is suspended between two wooden A-frame supports. Assembly instructions sold with the swings have item number JY1107 and SKU number 210020400 printed on the sheet.
Sold exclusively at: Big Lots stores nationwide from March 2012 through June 2012 for about $130.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled swing sets, detach the bench seat and return it to any Big Lots store for a full refund. Consumers should destroy the remaining components.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (866) 244-5687 between 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.biglots.com and click on recalls.
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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