|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 26, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 771-2663
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: Rockingham Deluxe Lounge Chairs (also sold as Vanderwall Folding Recliner Chairs)
Units: About 68,000
Importer: Bond Manufacturing Co., of Baypoint, Calif.
Hazard: The chairs can collapse or fall backward due to faulty support brackets or weak frames, posing fall and severe laceration hazards to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Bond is aware of 13 incidents in which the recalled chairs fell backwards or collapsed. There have been eight reports of injuries. Four consumers reported injuries to their shoulder, back or neck, one consumer reported an injury to her head, two consumers reported hand injuries, and one consumer suffered a severe laceration to the tip of her finger when the chair collapsed.
Description: The recalled recliner chairs have a mesh covering attached to the steel frame by a woven cord. The chairs were sold in the following colors: bronze, navy blue, spa blue, spa green, spa linen, orange, lime, teal and taupe. The recliners are about 40 inches long, 28 inches wide and 46 inches high.
Sold at: Hardware, variety and discount department stores nationwide from December 2006 through April 2007 for between $35 and $100.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled chairs immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bond toll-free at (866) 771-2663 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.bondmfg.com
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