|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 2006
|Firm's Hotline: (866) 208-0827
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: Garden Treasures Foldable Steel Hammock Stand
Units: About 1,000
Importer: L G Sourcing Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C.
Manufacturer: Shin Crest PTE, Ltd, of China
Hazard: The welds attaching the arms to the frame of the hammock stand can fail, allowing the hammock to fall. Users can be injured from falling to the ground, striking the hammock stand's base, or being struck by the arms of the hammock stand.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been three reports of the hammock stands breaking at the welds. Six people have reported injuries from falling, including a head laceration requiring stitches, bruises and neck and back pain.
Description: The recalled hammock stand is black steel, is foldable, and has two wheels. The item number, 226724, is printed on the box in which the hammock stand was sold, and on the instructions that were provided with the hammock stand.
Sold at: Lowe's stores nationwide from December 2005 through March 2006 for about $100.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled hammock stands immediately and return them to any Lowe's store to receive a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Lowe's stores toll-free at (866) 208-0827 anytime, or visit www.lowes.com, the Lowe's Home Centers, Inc. Web site.
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