|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2004
|Firm's Hotline: (877) 660-3777
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: Director's Chair for Children
Units: About 81,000
Manufacturer: Delta Enterprise Corp., of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The chair can inadvertently be misassembled so that the fabric seat can come off the chair's frame and expose metal support rods. If fabric seat comes off the frame, there is a laceration and fall hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Delta Enterprise Corp., has received six reports of the fabric seat coming off. In two of these reports, children received lacerations from the exposed metal seat support rod, with one child requiring stitches. There were two additional reports of minor injuries.
Description: The product is a child's director-style chair, constructed of tubular metal with a canvas seat and back. The chairs feature popular characters such as "The Wiggles," "Dora the Explorer," "Spongebob Squarepants," and "Disney Princesses." The Model Numbers for these recalled units are TC83536WG, TC83531DO, TC83533PS and TC83532SB. The model number can be found on a label on the leg of the chair.
Sold at: The product was sold at discount department and toy stores nationwide from April 2004 through July 2004 for about $10.
Manufactured in: China.
Remedy: Consumers are advised to stop using the chair immediately and contact Delta Enterprise Corp., to receive a free repair kit consisting of new assembly instructions and four straps, which will prevent the fabric seat from coming off.
Consumer Contact: Call Delta Enterprises toll-free at (877) 660-3777 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit their Web site at
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