|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 9, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 493-6560
Outdoor Lounge Chairs Sold at Lowe's Stores Recalled Due to Fall Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms 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 Cloud 9 Beyond Chairs
Units: About 6,000
Importer: L G Sourcing Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C.
Manufacturer: Taizhou Yongjiang Arts and Crafts Collective Ltd., of China
Hazard: The chair can break when in the reclined position, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: L G Sourcing, Inc. has received seven reports of the chairs breaking when in the reclined position, resulting in minor injuries such as bruising to the back, hips, shoulders, arms and a torn ligament.
Description: This recall involves the Garden Treasures Cloud 9 Beyond outdoor lounge chairs. The chairs are tan in color, have a light steel frame, cloth seat, a pillow at the headrest and an adjustable sun visor.
Sold at: Lowe's retail outlet stores nationwide from December 2006 through April 2007 for about $60.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the chairs immediately and return them to any Lowe's retail outlet to receive a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact L G Sourcing, Inc. toll-free at (866) 493-6560 anytime, or visit www.lowes.com
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