CPSC, Idea Nuova Inc. Announce Recall to Repair Children's Folding Chairs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 27, 2005
Release #05-233
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 772-1666
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

CPSC, Idea Nuova Inc. Announce Recall to Repair Children's Folding Chairs

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: Children's Folding Chairs

Units: About 1.1 million

Manufacturer: Idea Nuova Inc., of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The chair's safety lock can fail, allowing the chair to collapse or fold unexpectedly. Children's fingers can become caught or entrapped in the hinge and slot areas of the chair, posing a pinch or cut hazard. This can cause severe lacerations and finger tip amputations to children's fingers.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Idea Nuova are aware of five incidents involving children. In one incident, there was a finger tip amputation, the second incident involved a finger tip amputation and a laceration, and the third incident involved a finger fracture and a laceration. There were no injuries reported in the other two incidents.

Description: The recalled children's folding chairs are made of metal tubing with a vinyl padded seat and seat back. They were sold with the following designs: "Monkey Moods" a monkey with stars, "Rock n Roll" with a monkey playing a guitar, "Princess" with pink flowers and a crown, "Sport" with a football, basketball and soccer ball, "Training Camp" with frogs, "Rainbow Angel" with clouds, rainbows and stars, Spiderman®, and Disney® Princess. The recalled chairs were sold as part of a set consisting of a table and two chairs. Each chair is about 22-inches high, 13 inches wide, and about 11 inches deep. "Idea Nuova Inc." or "I.N.I." is printed on a label located underneath the seat of the chairs.

Sold at: Discount department and toy stores nationwide from September 2004 through June 2005 for between $15 and $25 per set.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these chairs immediately, and contact Idea Nuova for instructions on how to receive a free repair kit to replace the locking pin.

Consumer Contact: Consumers should call Idea Nuova toll-free at 866-772-1666 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers can also e-mail Idea Nuova at repair@ideanuova.com

Picture of Recalled Chairs