|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 16, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 546-4835
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Atico International USA Recalls Folding Picnic Tables Due to Collapsing Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Folding Picnic Tables
Units: About 209,000
Distributor: Atico International USA Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Manufacturer: Ningbo Brothers Sports Products Co. Ltd, of Zhejiang, China; Superson Furniture Products Co. Ltd., of Zhejiang, China; and Taihou Yunfeng Electric Appliance Co. Ltd., of Zhejiang, China.
Hazard: The legs on the picnic table can buckle or break during use, causing the table to collapse or fold unexpectedly.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 26 reports of the tables collapsing, including 18 reports of injuries including a broken foot and muscle strains.
Description: The recalled picnic tables have a GREEN plastic top, four GREEN plastic seats that are permanently attached, and silver/steel aluminum legs. Model numbers involved in this recall are W50B2268 and W50H0284. The model numbers are located on the packaging.
Sold only at: Family Dollar, Rite-Aid, Kerr Drug, Happy Harry's, Mays, Community Distributors, Farmacias El Amal, Eckerd, Snyder Drug, Navarro Discount Pharmacies, and Duane Reade stores nationwide from January 2001 through December 2005 for between $20 and $40.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the picnic tables and contact Atico for product verification and product return instructions. Consumers who return their table to Atico will receive a refund and up to $15 for return shipping by U.S. ground.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Atico International USA toll-free at (877) 546-4835 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at www.aticousa.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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