|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 793-7055
Reclining Lounge Chairs Sold at Menards Stores Recalled for Collapsing Hazard
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: Lounge Chairs
Units: About 15,000
Manufacturer: Yotrio International LLC, of Orinda, Calif.
Hazard: Faulty support brackets and/or weak frames can cause the chairs to collapse, posing a fall and severe laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Yotrio has received one report of a chair collapsing causing to the consumer to fall to the ground. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Rockingham deluxe reclining lounge chairs. The folding lounge chairs have an orange mesh covering that attaches to a steel frame by a woven cord. The high-back chairs measure 40-inches long by 28-inches wide by 46-inches high and have a padded headrest. A hangtag attached to the chair reads in part "Backyard Creations" and "Deluxe Rockingham Reclining Chair."
Sold at: Menards stores from March 2007 through May 2007 for between $40 and $60.
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 Yotrio at (800) 793-7055 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firm's Web site at www.yotrioint.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.
Please use the below phone number for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800