FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

August 1, 1996

 

Release # 96-178


WASHINGTON, D.C. - CPSC, Southern Sales and Marketing Group of Atlanta, Ga., is voluntarily recalling 900,000 plastic lawn chairs. The chair's rear legs lack rubber feet and may spread or break, causing the chair to collapse.

Southern Sales and Marketing Group is aware of 39 incidents involving these chairs, resulting in several injuries, ranging from minor bruises to back injuries.

The "Perla," "Althea," and "Malibu" styles of whiteplastic lawn chairs measure 22 inches deep, 22 inches wide, and 32 inches high. Each chair bears a sticker label on the front of the seat which lists the chair style as well as the manufacturer's name and address.

Grocery and home supply stores, including Winn Dixie, Cub Foods, and Scotty's, sold the lawn chairs nationwide from January 1992 through September 1995 for about $6. The 1996 styles of the chairs, which have rubber feet on the rear legs, are not being recalled.

Consumers should stop using the lawn chairs and returnthem to the store where purchased for a full refund or replacement. For more information about this recall, consumers should contact Southern Sales and Marketing Group at (800) 729-5033.

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