FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Company Phone Number: (310) 205-4465

July 18, 2002

 

Release # 02-202


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Hilton Hotels Corporation, of Beverly Hills, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 27,000 Vacation Station™ children's cooler/chairs. When the chair collapses the folding mechanism can pose a crushing, cutting or severing hazard to consumers' fingers.

CPSC and Hilton Hotels are aware of one report in which part of a 2-year-old boy's fingertip was severed when the chair collapsed.

The recalled product is a multi-use product that can be used as both a child's chair or a food/beverage storage cooler. The cooler/chairs were given to hotel guests as a welcoming gift at participating Hilton®, Doubletree®, and Hilton Garden Inn® hotels and resorts. The chairs have either a purple aluminum frame with a purple fabric seat and green cooler bag, or a green aluminum frame with a green fabric seat and a blue cooler bag. Vacation Station™ is printed on the front of the cooler bag. The chairs were made in Hong Kong and imported into the U.S. by Promotional Partners Group Limited of Hong Kong.

Participating Hilton®, Doubletree®, and Hilton Garden Inn® hotels and resorts nationwide distributed the cooler chairs between May 2002 and June 2002 for free to hotel guests with children.

Consumers should stop using the recalled cooler/chairs immediately and contact Hilton Hotels for information on returning the cooler/chairs and receiving a free replacement item. Contact Hilton Hotels at (310) 205-4465 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

Picture of Recalled Vacation Station&#153 Children's Cooler/Chair

Picture of Recalled Vacation Station&#153 Children's Cooler/Chair