|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 2006
|Firm's Hotline: (866) 259-8170
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Herrington Swivel Rockers Sold at Lowe's Stores Recalled for Fall 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: Herrington Swivel Rocker
Units: About 1,100
Importer: L G Sourcing Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C.
Manufacturer: Hanamint Corporation (Jiaxing), Inc., of China
Hazard: The recalled swivel rockers can be assembled incorrectly, causing them to break at the base or tip over backward easily. This poses a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: LG Sourcing received nine reports of injuries including bruises and abrasions when the rocker broke or tipped over. One individual reported having a slight concussion. All of the reported injuries involved display models at Lowe's stores.
Description: The rocker is part of the Herrington collection of patio furniture. The rocker is dark brown with a brown cloth seat, has a swivel base and a cut out pattern on the metal backrest. The item number, 119178, is printed on the rocker's packaging and on the assembly instructions. The rocker came in two sections, a base and a seat, and customers were required to bolt the seat to the base.
Sold exclusively at: Lowe's stores nationwide from October 2005 through February 2006 for about $420 for a set of two rockers.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled rockers immediately and return them to any Lowe's store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Lowe's stores toll-free at (866) 259-8170 anytime, or visit www.lowes.com, the Lowe's Home Centers, Inc. Web site.
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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