|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 19, 2012
|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
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of
thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the
nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or
mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help 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 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at
(301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing
to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.