FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2004
Release # 04-158
Firm's Hotline: (866) 990-5263 

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: Children's Wooden Chairs

Units: 3,500

Manufacturer: The Land of Nod, of Wheeling, Ill.

Hazard: The leg supports can crack, causing the chair to collapse. Children sitting in these chairs can fall.

Incidents/Injuries: The Land of Nod has received three reports of the chairs collapsing, including one injury in which a child bumped her head.

Description: The child's round back (item #0409042) and straight back (item #0409102) wooden chairs have a lacquer painted finish in one of the following colors: red, light blue, dark blue, pale yellow or light green. They are about 26-inches high. Underneath the seat, there is a sticker that reads either "Made in PROC" or "Made in China." No other writing is on the recalled chairs. The item number was used for ordering from the catalog or from the firm's Web site, and is not written on the chairs. The chairs are intended for use by children 3 to 8 years old.

Sold at: The Land of Nod catalog and Web site nationwide, and the Land of Nod stores in Illinois and Washington between August 2002 and January 2004 for between $69 and $79.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these chairs immediately and contact The Land of Nod for instructions on how to return these chairs. The company is offering an exchange, credit or refund. Those who choose an exchange for new chairs, and who respond before July 15, 2004, will receive an additional $50 gift certificate to be used toward a future purchase.

Consumer Contact: Call the Land of Nod's toll-free recall hotline at (866) 990-5263 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.landofnod.com/recall
Picture of Recalled Wooden Chairs