|April 29, 2008
Hammocks Sold by LivingXL Recalled Due to Fall Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Multi Texteline Hammocks and Striped Quilted Hammocks
Units: About 400
Retailer: Think Big Products LLC, dba LivingXL, of Canton, Mass.
Importer: CMRG Apparel, LLC, of Canton, Mass.
Hazard: The metal frame for the hammocks can crack and break, causing a consumer to fall to the ground.
Incidents/Injuries: LivingXL has received three reports of injuries, including lower back pain and broken ribs, when the hammock collapsed after the frame broke or cracked.
Description: The recalled hammocks are Model X1010 multi texteline hammock and Model X1011 striped quilted hammock. They consist of a metal frame and cloth hammock. The metal frame is made of steel, is beige in color, and has five pieces, including two foot brackets. The model number is located on the hammock’s packaging and/or instruction sheet.
Sold by: LivingXL’s catalog or at www.LivingXL.com from May 2007 through October 2007 for between $170 and $200.
Manufactured in: India
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the hammocks and contact LivingXL for instructions on returning the hammock to receive a full refund. LivingXL is directly notifying consumers who purchased the hammock about the recall.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact LivingXL at (800) 535-7639 extension 7777 anytime, or visit the company’s Web site at www.LivingXL.com
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