Children's Beach Chairs Recalled by Downeast Concepts Due to Laceration Hazard

The folding chair's exposed, sharp metal rivets can cut kids. A 21-month-old girl fell on the chair, cut herself and had to have stitches.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 19, 2012
Release #12-229
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 343-2424
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Children's Beach Chairs Recalled by Downeast Concepts Due to Laceration 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 Beach Chairs

Units: About 15,400

Manufacturer: Downeast Concepts Inc., dba Backyard and Beyond, of Yarmouth, Maine

Hazard: The recalled children's beach chairs have exposed, sharp metal rivets, posing a laceration hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of one injury to a 21-month-old girl who fell on the chair's metal rivets and cut her forehead and had to have stitches.

Description: The recalled children's folding beach chairs have white aluminum tube frames and pink, yellow, blue or purple fabric seats and chair backs with fish, palm trees or mermaid decorations.The chairs measure 13 inches wide by 18 inches high by 20 inches deep.

Sold at: Home Goods and other stores nationwide from June 2011 through June 2012 for between $13 and $25.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled beach chairs immediately and return them to Downeast Concepts for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Downeast Concepts at (800) 343-2424 between 8:30 a.m. through 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.downeastconcepts.com

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