|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 11, 2005
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 426-6394
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: Lily Chair and Lily Ottoman Bean Bag Sets
Units: About 1,100 sets
Importer: Design Ideas Ltd., of Springfield, Ill.
Hazard: The chair and ottoman do not have locking zippers or warning labels. CPSC is aware of children who have died from suffocation when they unzipped, inhaled and ingested small pellets in similar bean bag furniture.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been no incidents or injuries reported.
Description: The Lily chair and Lily ottoman were sold together as a bean bag furniture set. The chair and ottoman sets were sold in ivory/white (model 170001), ivory/blue (model 170003), ivory/black (model 170004) and ivory/orange (model 170009). Model numbers can be found on a label affixed to the bottom of the furniture.
Sold at: Specialty gift and furniture stores nationwide sold the chair and ottoman sets from January 2004 through July 2005 for about $170.
Manufactured in: Thailand.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the chair and ottoman set immediately, keep them out of reach of young children and contact Design Ideas to arrange to return the product for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Design Ideas at (800) 426-6394 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.designideas.net
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