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Hayneedle Recalls Wooden Arc Hammock Stands Due to Fall Hazard

Note: An additional model number and more incidents and injuries have been added to this recall alert.

  • Wooden Arc Hammock by Hayneedle
  • Wooden Arc Hammock by Hayneedle
Name of Product:
Shorea Wooden Arc Hammock Stands
Hazard:

The layers of wood in the stand can separate and fail, causing the stand to break and posing a fall hazard.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
September 20, 2012
Units:
557
Consumer Contact

For additional information, contact Hayneedle Customer Care toll-free at (866) 508-1142 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Saturday, or visit the firm's website at www.hayneedle.com to schedule a convenient pick up time for your hammock stand and arrange a full refund.

Recall Details

Description:

The recalled Shorea wood hammock stands are natural or driftwood colored with an arc-shaped holder standing perpendicular to two base pieces. The stand is 14.5 feet long, 5 feet wide and 4.25 feet high. The stand is compatible with spreader bar hammocks, which are sold separately. The item/model number VFA042-1 or VFA287-1 is printed on the packaging.  

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the hammock stand and return it to Hayneedle. Hayneedle is offering consumers a full refund, including return shipping costs.  Hayneedle has directly contacted consumers who purchased the hammock stands.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm received 25 reports of incidents, including four injuries with two that required medical attention.  

Sold At:
Online at Hammocks.com, hayneedle.com and Walmart Marketplace from March 2012 through September 2013 for between $300 and $380.
Distributor(s):
Hayneedle Inc., of Omaha, Neb.
Manufactured In:
Vietnam
Recall number:
12-749
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