|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 30, 2007
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 440-0680
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: Home Patio Sets
Units: About 40,000
Importer: Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.
Hazard: The chair can collapse when weight is applied to the front end of the arm rests, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Target has received 35 reports of chairs collapsing, resulting in 18 injuries such as bruising to the back, hips, shoulders, arms and finger lacerations.
Description: This recall involves six-piece home patio sets sold exclusively at Target. The set consists of a table, an umbrella, and four chairs. The chairs and the umbrella have a black aluminum frame covered with a beige fabric.
Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide and on its Web site from November 2006 through July 2007 for about $130.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled patio sets immediately and return the entire six-piece set to any Target store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.target.com
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