October 26, 2004
Release #05-027
Firm's Hotline: (800) 866-8520


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firms 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: Mainstays Garden Folding Lawn Chair

Units: About 20,700

Manufacturer: Rio Brands, of Philadelphia, Pa.

Hazard: The chair arms can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Wal-Mart has received 26 incident reports involving broken plastic arms. In 17 of these incidents, consumers have reported injuries such as a fractured wrist, torn ligament, minor back injuries, bruises and abrasions.

Description: The recalled folding lawn chairs have green plastic arms with green steel folding frames or blue plastic arms with blue folding steel frames. They are constructed of matching vinyl webbing. The chairs measure 31-inches high and 22.5-inches wide. The left hand arm of the chairs has the word "RIO" on it. Only the chairs with green or blue plastic arms are included in this recall.

Sold exclusively at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from January 2004 through March 2004 for about $8.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return the chairs to Wal-Mart for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Rio Brands customer service at (800) 866-8520 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit their Web site at or visit Wal-Mart's Web site at

Picture of Recalled Folding Lawn ChairPicture of Recalled Folding Lawn Chair