May 29, 2008
Release #08-292

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 739-4120

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: Best Value Park Benches

Units: About 4,500

Distributor: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, of Hudson, Ohio

Hazard: The benches can become unstable and break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Best Value park benches with a green metal frame and wooden slats. The benches measure 50-inches long by 22-inches wide by 30-inches high.

Sold at: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores nationwide from January 2008 through March 2008 for about $30.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled park benches and return the product to the nearest Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Jo-Ann Stores toll-free at (888) 739-4120 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or email the firm at Consumers can also visit the firm's Web site at


Picture of Recalled Best Value Park Bench