Note: Firm out of Business. Please destroy or discard the product.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 24, 2005

 

Release # 05-181


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced 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 Folding Chairs

Units Sold: 2 million

Distributor: Summit Marketing International LLC, of Dublin, Ohio

Hazard: 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 had received seven reports of the chairs collapsing, resulting in four finger tip amputations, one laceration, and bruises 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 two, four, or six chairs. Each chair is about 22-inches high, 10-inches wide, and about 11-inches deep. "MANUFACTURED BY ZHANGZHOU STEEL TUBE FURNITURE FACTORY" is written on a label underneath the seat of the chairs.

Sold At: Hardware, discount department, toy, grocery and drug stores nationwide from September 2002 through May 2005 for about $10 individually and for about $45 for a set.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the chairs immediately and discard or destroy them. The firm is out of business and a remedy is no longer available.

 Picture of Recalled Chilren's Chairs