|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 3, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 800-7083
Hammock Stands Recalled by The Algoma Net Co. Due to Fall 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: Hammock Stands
Units: About 3,000
Importer: The Algoma Net Co., of Algoma, Wis.
Manufacturer: Danlong Industries Ltd., of China
Hazard: The foot brackets on the hammock frame can crack or tear, causing a consumer to fall to the ground.
Incidents/Injuries: Algoma has received 28 reports of foot brackets cracking or tearing, including eight reports of users falling to the ground. One consumer reported lower back pain and nerve damage, and one consumer reported cutting her lip.
Description: The recall includes Algoma hammock stands model numbers 6250, 6250BH, and 6290W88B. They were sold with a cotton rope hammock with wood spreader bars and attached chains. The frame is made of steel and has five separate tubular pieces, including two foot brackets. The model number is located at the top of the instruction sheet that was provided with the hammock stand.
Sold at: Kohl's, D.S.I./Supervalu, Fingerhut, Mills Fleet Farm, Shopko Stores, Inc. and Target.com from December 2006 through May 2007 for between $100 and $150.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the hammock stands and contact Algoma for instructions on returning the foot brackets for a free replacement. The recalled units should not be returned to the retailer.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Algoma at (800) 800-7083 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.algomanet.com
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