|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 31, 2003
Release # 03-166
|Company Phone Number: (800) 925-6278
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Home Trends Kiddy Sling Chair
Units: About 75,200
Manufacturer: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.
Hazard: The small plastic bolt covers pose a choking hazard to small children.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Wal-Mart have received two reports of children removing the small covers and placing them in mouths. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The chairs are steel outdoor chairs with a white frame and a pink or blue sling fabric seat and back. The chairs measure about 9.5 inches in height. The seats have two small plastic covers located behind the back of the seat and two covers under the seat.
Sold at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide sold these chairs from Nov. 2002 through May 2003 for about $13.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should remove the plastic bolt covers or return the chair to Wal-Mart for a refund.
Consumer Contact: Call Wal-Mart at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.walmartstores.com.
Media Contact: Karen Burk at (479) 273-4314.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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