March 25, 1997


Release # 97-090

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Keysheen International Corp. of Taiwan is recalling about 38,300 children's folding chaise lounge chairs. If the support leg of the chair's footrest is not fully extended when a child sits down, a child's fingers can get trapped between the support leg and the metal frame, causing a pinching or amputation injury.

CPSC has received one report of a 4-year-old child's fingertip being amputated as the child sat down in the folding chaise lounge chair.

The frame of the lounge chair is made of 1/2-inch metal tubing of various colors. The chair has two white armrests measuring 12 inches long. The chair's metal frame is covered with brightly colored printed fabric of various designs. When fully extended, the chair measures 46 3/4 inches long by 13 1/2 inches wide, and the seat stands 6 inches above the floor. There is a sewn-in label on the back of the chair that reads in part, "SHEENTEX FABRIC...KEYSHEEN." The chair has a 65 pound weight limit, which makes it suitable for children about 8 years old and younger.

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Retail stores nationwide, including Linens 'n Things, Hecht's, Kohl's, Fred Meyer, Robinsons May, and Hills, sold the chairs from 1994 to 1997 for about $15 to $20.

Consumers should take the chairs away from children immediately. To receive a full refund, consumers should call Keysheen toll-free at (877) 539-7436 for instructions. Consumers should destroy the chairs to prevent further use by children.