|October 12, 2007
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Double Hammocks
Importer: Collections Etc. Inc., of Elk Gove Village, Ill.
Manufacturer: Transfar International Corp., of Taipei, Taiwan
Hazard: The wooden rods at the head and foot of the hammock used to extend the fabric can break, causing the hammock to collapse and the user to fall to the ground.
Incidents: Collections Etc. is aware of five reports of the wooden rods breaking, resulting in four reports of injuries including minor cuts, and sore necks and backs.
Description: This recall involves hammocks made with a solid green fabric and white support ropes. The hammocks' green fabric measures 73-inches long by 46-inches wide and supports a maximum of up to 350lbs.
Sold through: Web sites and catalogs nationwide from May 2007 through August 2007 for about $20.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the hammocks immediately and contact Collections Etc. for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Collections Etc. at (800) 518-3020 between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Consumers also can also log onto the firm's Web site at www.collectionsetc.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.
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