Twin Oaks Recalls Hammock Stands Due to Fall Hazard
Name of Product:
Standard and Economy Hammock Stands
The foot brackets used to support the hammock can crack, causing the stand to collapse. This poses a fall hazard to consumers.
February 29, 2012
This recall involves hammock stands made from steel pipe and sold in green and black under the Twin Oaks brand. The hammock stands are used with all Twin Oaks double and family-sized rope hammocks, as well as all Twin Oaks fabric hammocks. Model number 14015 (green) or 14016 (black) is printed on the instruction materials included with the stand.
Consumers should immediately stop using the hammock stands and contact Twin Oaks Hammocks for instructions on returning the foot brackets for a free replacement.
Twin Oaks has received 43 reports of cracked foot brackets, including several reports of consumers who fell to the ground when the foot brackets collapsed. No injuries have been reported.
Twin Oaks catalog and website, craft fairs and independent retail stores nationwide from December 2007 through June 2011 for between $100 and $150.
Twin Oaks, of Louisa, Va.
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