Note: The firm is out of business, the remedy is no longer available, and the product should be discarded or destroyed. Sept. 02, 2015
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 29, 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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 Folding Chair
Units Sold: About 1.5 million
Distributor: Atico International USA Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Problem: The chair's safety lock can fail, allowing the chair to collapse or fold unexpectedly. Children's fingers can become caught or entrapped in the hinge and slot areas of the chair, posing a pinch or cut hazard. This can cause severe lacerations and finger tip amputations to children's fingers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of finger tip amputations and seven reports of lacerations to children's fingers.
Description: The recalled children's folding chairs are made of metal tubing with a padded seat. They were sold in red, blue, yellow and green colors either individually or as part of a set consisting of a table and four chairs. Each chair is about 22-inches high, 10-inches wide, and about 11-inches deep. "IMPORTED BY: ATICO INTERNATIONAL USA, INC." is written on a label located underneath the seat of some of the chairs.
Sold at: Hardware, discount department, toy, grocery and drug stores nationwide from September 2002 through April 2005 for about $10 individually and for about $30 for a set.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: The firm is out of business, the remedy is no longer available, and the product should be discarded or destroyed.
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