October 7, 2008
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: "Colonial" Folding Game Chairs
Units: About 1,700
Importer: Brunswick Bowling & Billiards Corp., of Lake Forest, Ill.
Hazard: The retaining washers on the legs can loosen, causing the chair to become unstable. This poses a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Brunswick has received four reports of loose chair leg hardware. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the "Colonial" model, folding wooden chairs for use with game tables. They were sold in sets of two. The chairs have a black seat cushion and either a cherry or chestnut finish.
Sold by: Authorized Brunswick dealers nationwide from March 2007 through March 2008 for about $400 per set.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the folding game chairs and contact the dealer where the chairs were purchased to schedule a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Brunswick at (800) 336-8771 ext.2 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
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.
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