Recall: Folding Beach Chairs for Children
On 2012-07-19, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Folding Beach Chairs for Children due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in June 2011 for about $13 to $25.
About 20,000 units are involved in this Downeast Concepts beach chair recall. Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Seating, Chairs & Tables category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 5 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 343-2424
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What is the problem?
The recalled children's beach chairs have exposed, sharp metal rivets, posing a laceration hazard.
Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled children's folding beach chairs have white aluminum tube frames and pink, yellow, blue or purple fabric seats and chair backs with fish, palm trees or mermaid decorations.The chairs measure 13 inches wide by 18 inches high by 20 inches deep.
These items were sold new+ at Home Goods and other stores nationwide from June 2011 through June 2012 for between $13 and $25.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should stop using the recalled beach chairs immediately and return them to Downeast Concepts for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Downeast Concepts at (800)343-2424 between 8:30 a.m. through 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.downeastconcepts.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm is aware of one injury to a 21-month-old girl who fell on the chair's metal rivets and cut her forehead and had to have stitches.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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