|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|April 23, 1987|
|Release # 87-027|
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Action Industries, Inc., of Cheswick, Pennsylvania today announced a voluntary recall of a child's folding lawn chair because in some instances children's fingers may become caught when the chairs are collapsed.
The chairs were imported from Italy until 1985 and were distributed, primarily through national chain stores, from late 1982 through early 1986. The chair is a child-sized folding lawn chair with an aluminum - square tubular frame, white plastic armrests, and a fabric seat and back with a rainbow-striped design or a clown design on red or blue back- ground. Embossed on the top of both white plastic armrests are the words "Lerolin Thiene (1) made in Italy." The distributor estimates that in excess of 64,000 of the chairs are still in use.
Twenty-two incidents have been reported in which children's fingers became caught when the chair was collapsed. In some cases severe laceration or loss of fingertip was reported. Consumers are urged to remove the chair from use immediately. To obtain a $5.00 refund for the product, consumers should cut the entire fabric seat and back from the chair and mail them both, along with their name, address and telephone number, to Action Industries, P.O. Box 116, Cheswick, Pa 15024. Refunds will be made only for chairs which match the description above. Owners are also advised to dispose of the chair frame after the fabric seat has been removed.
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