|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 16, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 546-4835
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Atico International USA Recalls Folding Picnic Tables Due to Collapsing 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 Picnic Tables
Units: About 209,000
Distributor: Atico International USA Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Manufacturer: Ningbo Brothers Sports Products Co. Ltd, of Zhejiang, China; Superson Furniture Products Co. Ltd., of Zhejiang, China; and Taihou Yunfeng Electric Appliance Co. Ltd., of Zhejiang, China.
Hazard: The legs on the picnic table can buckle or break during use, causing the table to collapse or fold unexpectedly.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 26 reports of the tables collapsing, including 18 reports of injuries including a broken foot and muscle strains.
Description: The recalled picnic tables have a GREEN plastic top, four GREEN plastic seats that are permanently attached, and silver/steel aluminum legs. Model numbers involved in this recall are W50B2268 and W50H0284. The model numbers are located on the packaging.
Sold only at: Family Dollar, Rite-Aid, Kerr Drug, Happy Harry's, Mays, Community Distributors, Farmacias El Amal, Eckerd, Snyder Drug, Navarro Discount Pharmacies, and Duane Reade stores nationwide from January 2001 through December 2005 for between $20 and $40.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the picnic tables and contact Atico for product verification and product return instructions. Consumers who return their table to Atico will receive a refund and up to $15 for return shipping by U.S. ground.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Atico International USA toll-free at (877) 546-4835 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at www.aticousa.com
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