October 12, 2007
Alert #08-504

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: Double Hammocks

Units: 9,000

Importer: Collections Etc. Inc., of Elk Gove Village, Ill.

Manufacturer: Transfar International Corp., of Taipei, Taiwan

Hazard: The wooden rods at the head and foot of the hammock used to extend the fabric can break, causing the hammock to collapse and the user to fall to the ground.

Incidents: Collections Etc. is aware of five reports of the wooden rods breaking, resulting in four reports of injuries including minor cuts, and sore necks and backs.

Description: This recall involves hammocks made with a solid green fabric and white support ropes. The hammocks' green fabric measures 73-inches long by 46-inches wide and supports a maximum of up to 350lbs.

Sold through: Web sites and catalogs nationwide from May 2007 through August 2007 for about $20.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the hammocks immediately and contact Collections Etc. for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Collections Etc. at (800) 518-3020 between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Consumers also can also log onto the firm's Web site at www.collectionsetc.com

Picture of Recalled Double Hammock