September 20, 2012
Revised July 24, 2014
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Shorea Wooden Arc Hammock Stands
Distributor: Hayneedle Inc., of Omaha, Neb.
Hazard: The layers of wood in the stand can separate and fail, causing the stand to break and posing a fall hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm received 25 reports of incidents, including four injuries with two that required medical attention.
Description: The recalled Shorea wood hammock stands are natural or driftwood colored with an arc-shaped holder standing perpendicular to two base pieces. The stand is 14.5 feet long, 5 feet wide and 4.25 feet high. The stand is compatible with spreader bar hammocks, which are sold separately. The item/model number VFA042-1 or VFA287-1 is printed on the packaging.
Manufactured in: Vietnam
Sold at: Online at Hammocks.com, hayneedle.com and Walmart Marketplace from March 2012 through September 2013 for between $300 and $380.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the hammock stand and return it to Hayneedle. Hayneedle is offering consumers a full refund, including return shipping costs. Hayneedle has directly contacted consumers who purchased the hammock stands.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Hayneedle Customer Care toll-free at (866) 508-1142 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Saturday, or visit the firm’s website at www.hayneedle.com to schedule a convenient pick up time for your hammock stand and arrange a full refund.
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