|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 6, 2009
Release # 10-003
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 251-5558
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Directors Chairs Sold at Lowe’s Stores Recalled Due to Fall Hazard; Made by White Tiger
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 products. 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 Directors Chairs
Units: About 84,000
Importer: L G Sourcing, Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C.
Manufacturer: White Tiger Traders Co. Ltd, of Taiwan
Hazard: The chair back supports can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: L G Sourcing and White Tiger have received 10 reports of chairs breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall conducted by White Tiger involves red and blue folding director’s chairs with white frames. “Garden Treasures” is printed on the chair’s packaging.
Sold exclusively at: Lowe’s stores nationwide from June 2009 through July 2009 for about $40.
Manufactured in: Indonesia
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and return them to any Lowe’s store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact White Tiger at (877) 251-5558 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT, or visit www.lowes.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
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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