Recall: Twin Oaks Standard and Economy Hammock Stands
On 2012-02-29, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Twin Oaks Standard and Economy Hammock Stands due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2007 for about $100 to $150.
About 2,000 units are involved in this Twin Oaks Hammocks hammock stand recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Outdoor Furniture category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 70 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 688-8946
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What is the problem?
The foot brackets used to support the hammock can crack, causing the stand to collapse. This poses a fall hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ at Twin Oaks catalog and website, craft fairs and independent retail stores nationwide from December 2007 through June 2011 for between $100 and $150.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the hammock stands and contact Twin Oaks Hammocks for instructions on returning the foot brackets for a free replacement.
For additional information, consumers should contact Twin Oaks Hammocks at (800)688-8946 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.twinoakshammocks.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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.
+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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