|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 22, 2004
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Ebtek Brand Backpack with Stool
Units: About 300 units
Manufacturer/Importer: Kanaan Co., Ltd., of Seoul, Korea
Retailer/Importer: Eddie Bauer Inc., of Redmond, Wash.
Hazard: The stool could collapse and cause the person using the stool to fall. The stool does not meet the firm's strength requirements.
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Description: It is a small, crossed leg, folding stool that stows in an outside pocket of the backpack. The stool has a metal frame and a fabric seat. This recall includes units manufactured between February 2004 and March 2004.
Sold at: The Eddie Bauer Web site and catalog from April 2004 through June 2004 for about $100.
Manufactured In: Vietnam
Remedy: Known purchasers have received notification of this recall via a recall notice letter. Consumers should stop using the stool and contact Eddie Bauer to arrange for postage paid return. They need only return the stool and may keep the backpack. Consumers will receive a full refund and an additional $20 gift certificate for their next purchase of merchandise from Eddie Bauer stores, catalog or Web site.
Consumer Contact: Contact Eddie Bauer at (800) 414-8119, ext. 6559 between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
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