|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 29, 2008
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 866-8520
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Rio Brands Recalls High-Boy Beach Chairs Due to Fall Hazard
For more detailed product description, visit www.riobrands.com
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: Rio Beach® High-Boy Folding Beach Chairs
Units: About 800
Manufacturer: Rio Brands, of Philadelphia, Pa.
Hazard: The rear leg of the chair can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Rio Brands has received one report of an incident involving minor bruises.
Description: This recall involves the Rio Beach® High-Boy folding beach chairs with UPC and model numbers listed below. The chairs have aluminum tubing frames, striped or solid color fabric slings, and wood arms with an attached storage pouch with cell phone pocket. "Rio Beach® High-Boy", the UPC number and the model number can be found on the hand tag and on a sticker on the rear leg.
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Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from January 2008 through March 2008 for between $40 and $50.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the chairs and return them to the location where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Rio Brands at (800) 866-8520 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.riobrands.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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