|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2008
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: SmartSpace Papasan Chairs
Units: About 6,000
Importer: Jo-Ann Stores Inc., of Hudson, Ohio
Hazard: The chairs were sold without a warning label instructing consumers to lock the chair's legs before sitting. This poses a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Jo-Ann has received five reports of chairs collapsing when the legs were not locked. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the SmartSpace Papasan chair. The silver metal frame chair has a circular fabric seat that sits on a 10-inch-tall base. The fabric seat used with the papasan chairs were sold in purple, pacific, lime yellow and gray. A hangtag on the chair reads "Smartspace Papasan Chair - 1 piece."
Sold at: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores nationwide from June 2008 through September 2008 for about $25.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the chair until a warning label, instructing consumers to engage the legs in the locked position before use, has been obtained from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Jo-Ann Stores at (888) 739-4120 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or send an email to email@example.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has 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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